0237 GMT: Crude oil futures slipped in mid-morning trade in Asia Friday as the market turned its focus on US-China tensions after US President Donald Trump said late Thursday that he will announce new China policies on Friday. At 10:37 am Singapore time (0200 GMT), ICE Brent July crude futures fell 28 cents/b (0.79%) from Thursday’s settle at $35.01/b, while the NYMEX July light sweet crude contract was 39 cents/b (1.17%) lower at $33.32/b. Trump told reporters that he will be holding a news conference on Friday after China approved a national security bill for Hong Kong on Thursday. “The suspense as to what could come out of President Donald Trump’s announcement this Friday on new policies with regards to China saw the market churning into the end of week,” IG market strategist Pan Jingyi […]