Oil prices fall as worsening Sino-US trade war fuels fear of dip in demands


Oil fell on Wednesday as the intensifying Sino-US trade dispute stoked worries over demand, although a drop in US crude inventories offered some support to prices. International benchmark Brent crude futures were at $58.70 a barrel by 0039 GMT, down 24 cents, or 0.41%, from their previous settlement and trading near seven-month lows.

West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 20 cents, or 0.37%, from their last close to $53.43 per barrel. "Crude oil prices remained under pressure as investors grappled with the impact.

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