Oil prices were broadly steady on Thursday but still set to slip over the week for the second time in a row against a backdrop of rising U.S. crude production and an increase in inventories.  Brent crude futures LCOc1 were down 3 cents at $64.31 per barrel by 1005 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures CLc1 were up 3 cents at $61.18 a barrel. Brent was on track for a drop of around 0.1 percent this week, after last week’s 4.4 percent slide. A build in U.S. crude inventory reported the previous day was not as large as expected, given that stocks tend to rise towards the end of the winter as refineries conduct maintenance. But with the threat of the United States sparking a trade […]