* China Feb manufacturing activity slowest in 7 mths -HSBC
* Cushing stocks fall 1.8 mln bbls -API
* Coming up: EIA weekly oil inventories data at 1600 GMT
By Florence Tan
SINGAPORE, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Brent crude slid towards $110
a barrel on Thursday, dragged down by a survey that pointed to
slower growth in China, the world's second largest oil consumer.
Manufacturing activity shrank again in February to the
lowest in seven months, while employment fell at the fastest
pace in five years, a preliminary private survey showed.
"That is going to really knock the wind out of sales of risk
assets this afternoon and probably for the next 24 hours because
it is a substantial miss on estimates. I expect that it is going
to have a negative impact across oil markets," said Ben Le Brun,
a market analyst at OptionsXpress in Sydney.
Brent and West Texas Intermediate (WTI) could test support
levels at $110 and $103 a barrel respectively, he said.
April Brent crude had slipped 42 cents to $110.05 a