Dec 1 (Reuters) – Oil prices slumped in Asian trade on Thursday as uncertainty continued ahead of Sunday’s OPEC+ meeting, although easing of COVID restrictions in the world’s largest crude importer China limited the price slide.

Brent crude futures are down 25 cents, or 0.3%, to $86.72 a barrel by 04:30 GMT, while US West Texas Intermediate crude futures are down 17 cents, or 0.2%, to $80.38 .

Benchmark oil contracts rose over $2 on Wednesday amid a weaker dollar and optimism over Chinese demand…