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Trump Shifts to Worry Over Oil Rout, Discusses Prices With Putin

  • Leaders “agreed on the importance of stability” in markets
  • Oil is headed for worst quarter ever amid coronavirus outbreak
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Trump Shifts Focus to Oil, Talks to Putin About Price War
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President Donald Trump said he’s concerned oil prices have fallen too far and called Vladimir Putin on Monday to discuss Russia’s oil-price war with Saudi Arabia.

The leaders, who also talked about the spread of the coronavirus, agreed to discussions on oil between energy officials in the two countries, according to the Kremlin. Both leaders “agreed on the importance of stability in global energy markets,” the White House said in a statement.