Data published on Wednesday confirmed unexpectedly weak pastime in Europe’s most successful financial system, Germany, and in France, sparking fresh concerns the area may tip into recession. Risk sentiment in opposition t the dollar has stronger throughout the euro zone sovereign debt crisis, retaining a lid on the positive aspects in crude expenses denominated in the dollar. “The concerns around the euro zone translate into a far stronger dollar so Europe as a complete isn’t spared the rise in oil expenses because it was back in 2008, when they loved the buffer that their foreign money provided in relation to the price rise in dollar phrases”, BNP commodity strategist Harry Tchilinguirian said. By 1222 GMT, Brent crude futures traded up $1. 15 at $124. 05 per barrel, having risen to highs not seen in view that May 2011 in advance within the session of $124.