London — Oil prices tumbled on Monday after US President Donald Trump said he would sharply raise tariffs on Chinese goods this week, risking the derailment of trade talks between the world's two biggest economies. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $60.83 per barrel at 8.32am GMT, down $1.11. WTI hit $60.04 earlier in the session, its lowest since March 29. Brent crude futures were at $69.78 per barrel, down $1.07. Brent earlier hit its lowest since April 2 at $68.79. Trump said on Twitter on Sunday that he would hike US tariffs on Chinese goods this week, pulling down global financial markets, including oil futures. "Trump's sudden hard line on China tariffs has spooked investors, who are scrambling to reduce their risk levels in the markets," said Jasper Lawler, head of research at futures brokerage London Capital Group. "The prospect of months of trade talks being derailed by Trump has raised concerns over future demand for oil," he added. Trump's move trigge...

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