Oil prices slip amid fear over global economic slowdown

Oil prices slip amid fear over global economic slowdown

By / Business News / Tuesday, 08 October 2019 06:18

Oil prices fell on Monday, extending last week's heavy losses, with traders fearing the global economic slowdown will weigh on future oil demand growth while pegging hopes for a rebound on progress in talks this week on ending the U.S.-China trade war.

Brent crude futures edged down 24 cents to $58.13 a barrel while U.S. West Texas Intermediate  crude was  down 12 cents.

Both contracts ended last week with a more-than-5% decline after dismal manufacturing data from the United States and China, as the lingering row between the world's top economies hurts global growth and raises the risk of recession.

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