US-China trade deal in focus


Workers extracting oil from oil wells in the Permian Basin in Midland, Texas on May 5, 2018.

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Oil prices fell but remained near three-month highs on Monday after the United States and China agreed to an initial trade deal, a move market participants said could stoke oil demand and boost trade flows.

The United States and China cooled their trade war on Friday, announcing a “phase one” agreement that reduces some U.S. tariffs in exchange for what U.S. officials said would be a big jump in Chinese purchases of American farm products and other goods.

Brent crude oil futures fell 23 cents, or 0.4% to $64.99 a barrel by 0101 GMT,…


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