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Gold ends sharply higher, then holds gains after Fed meeting minutes

Gold prices ended sharply higher Wednesday, getting a boost as the U.S. dollar weakened, with the ICE U.S. Dollar Index trading near the session's lows as gold trading settled. December gold was at $1,292 an ounce, after settling with a gain of $10.50, or 0.8%, at $1,292.20 an ounce. Prices for the metal then held ground near their settlement level after minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee™s meeting earlier this month showed the central bank viewed a near-term increase in...

Dollar falls to 4-week low as Fed minutes cast doubt on 2018 rate hikes

The U.S. dollar fell to a four-week low against its major rivals on Wednesday, pummeled by mixed data and a mixed message from the minutes of the Federal Reserve™s last policy meeting. The minutes confirmed that a near-term interest rate increase was all but assured, but showed doubt over persistently low U.S. inflation grew, casting doubt on the pace of rate increases in 2018. The ICE U.S. Dollar Index was down 0.8% at 93.242. The broader WSJ U.S. Dollar Index also slipped 0.8% to...

This Is Gold's Best Chance To Break $1,300 - Saxo Bank

Gold traders need to be patient as the market remains stuck in a narrow trading range, according to one commodity analyst who sees growing potential for higher prices by the end of the year. Ole Hansen, head of commodity strategy at Saxo Bank, said that a flatter yield curve -- as the spread between two-year and 10-year bond yields has narrowed to the lowest point in 10 years -- and a struggling U.S. dollar against the Japanese yen are two positive signs for the gold market. œI am watching...

Gold Holds Gain as Dollar Drops on Inflation Concerns

Gold holds advance as dollar weakens after minutes from latest Federal Reserve meeting show that some officials expressed concerns over low inflation, hinting at divisions over future path of U.S. monetary policy. Bullion for immediate delivery -0.1% to $1,290.64/oz at 9:21am in Singapore, after +0.9% Wednesday: Bloomberg generic pricing. Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index flat after -0.7% Wednesday to lowest close in six weeks. S&P 500 Index closed slightly below...

Gold Snaps Two-Day Gain as Market Weighs Rate Outlook

Gold snaps 2-day gain as traders weighed minutes of the latest Federal Reserve meeting and as U.S. markets close for the Thanksgiving holiday. Bullion for immediate delivery -0.4% to $1,287.64/oz in London. Prices +1.2% in previous 2 days. In other precious metals, Silver -0.3% to $17.0971/oz, Platinum -0.4% to $934.81/oz and Palladium -0.2% to $1,004.35/oz. Source : Bloomberg

U.K. Manufacturing Jumps, Construction Falls as Quarter Starts
Friday, 8 September 2017 16:02 WIB | ECONOMY |Ekonomi inggrisUK Manufacturing

The U.K. economy made a mixed start to the third quarter, output figures published Friday suggest.

Manufacturing rose in July for the first time this year, boosted by a strong rebound in car production, and the trade deficit was little changed from a downwardly revised June. But construction shrank for a fourth consecutive month after a plunge in new orders in the second quarter.

The figures, from the U.K. statistics office, may do little to dispel the picture of an economy stuck in the slow lane as Brexit uncertainty and the squeeze from rising prices take their toll. Growth in the first half was the weakest since 2012 and surveys suggest the dominant services industry is continuing to lose momentum.

Manufacturing rose 0.5 percent in July, more than the 0.3 percent economists predicted. Vehicle output, which had fallen sharply in recent months, surged almost 14 percent, the most since March 2009, helped by new models rolling off production lines. Total industrial production rose 0.2 percent, held back by a 1.4 percent drop in oil and gas production.

The deficit in goods and services was little changed at 2.9 billion pounds as both exports and imports fell 0.2 percent. The shortfall for June was revised down sharply from 4.6 billion pounds, meaning the deficit in the second quarter was 7.7 billion pounds instead of the 8.9 billion pounds previously reported. It suggests net trade was less of a drag on the economy in the period than estimated in GDP data last month.

But while the weak pound has given a boost to exports over the past year, there is little sign that pricier foreign goods are leading consumers and companies to buy British-made products instead. Core import volumes rose an annual 7.2 percent in the latest three months, just behind 8.9 percent increase in exports.

The persistence of high deficits means trade is failing to aid growth, disappointing officials and analysts hoping for a re-balancing of the economy. The British Chambers of Commerce on Friday downgraded its GDP forecasts for 2018 and 2019, citing a weaker contribution from net trade and more subdued consumption.

Construction output fell a larger-than-expected 0.9 percent, with private housebuilding contracting following a strong couple of months.

The effect of Brexit on investment and consumer spending was underlined by separate figures showing new construction orders plunged by 7.8 percent in the second quarter. Housing fell 4.9 percent and other work declined 9 percent.

 

Source : Bloomberg

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POPULAR NEWS
Gold ends sharply higher, then holds gains after Fed meeting minutes

Gold prices ended sharply higher Wednesday, getting a boost as the U.S. dollar weakened, with the ICE U.S. Dollar Index trading near the session's lows as gold trading settled. December gold was at $1,292 an ounce, after settling with a gain of $10.50, or 0.8%, at $1,292.20 an ounce. Prices for the metal then held ground near their settlement level after minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee™s meeting earlier this month showed the central bank viewed a near-term increase in...

Dollar falls to 4-week low as Fed minutes cast doubt on 2018 rate hikes

The U.S. dollar fell to a four-week low against its major rivals on Wednesday, pummeled by mixed data and a mixed message from the minutes of the Federal Reserve™s last policy meeting. The minutes confirmed that a near-term interest rate increase was all but assured, but showed doubt over persistently low U.S. inflation grew, casting doubt on the pace of rate increases in 2018. The ICE U.S. Dollar Index was down 0.8% at 93.242. The broader WSJ U.S. Dollar Index also slipped 0.8% to...

This Is Gold's Best Chance To Break $1,300 - Saxo Bank

Gold traders need to be patient as the market remains stuck in a narrow trading range, according to one commodity analyst who sees growing potential for higher prices by the end of the year. Ole Hansen, head of commodity strategy at Saxo Bank, said that a flatter yield curve -- as the spread between two-year and 10-year bond yields has narrowed to the lowest point in 10 years -- and a struggling U.S. dollar against the Japanese yen are two positive signs for the gold market. œI am watching...

Gold Holds Gain as Dollar Drops on Inflation Concerns

Gold holds advance as dollar weakens after minutes from latest Federal Reserve meeting show that some officials expressed concerns over low inflation, hinting at divisions over future path of U.S. monetary policy. Bullion for immediate delivery -0.1% to $1,290.64/oz at 9:21am in Singapore, after +0.9% Wednesday: Bloomberg generic pricing. Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index flat after -0.7% Wednesday to lowest close in six weeks. S&P 500 Index closed slightly below...

Gold Snaps Two-Day Gain as Market Weighs Rate Outlook

Gold snaps 2-day gain as traders weighed minutes of the latest Federal Reserve meeting and as U.S. markets close for the Thanksgiving holiday. Bullion for immediate delivery -0.4% to $1,287.64/oz in London. Prices +1.2% in previous 2 days. In other precious metals, Silver -0.3% to $17.0971/oz, Platinum -0.4% to $934.81/oz and Palladium -0.2% to $1,004.35/oz. Source : Bloomberg

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