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Silver closes at 13-month high as gold ekes out a gain

Silver futures settled at a 13-month high on Monday, outpacing strength in gold, which saw prices eke out only a modest gain. Rising geopolitical worries on the back of Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker, as investors look for major central banks to ease policy, provided support for the precious metals. September silver rose 21.6 cents, or 1.3%, to settle at $16.411 an ounce ” logging the highest finish for a most-active contract since June 22, 2018, according to FactSet...

Dollar Clings to Gains as Gulf Tensions Bolster Safe-Haven Bid

The dollar held recent gains on Monday as investors tempered some of their expectations for deep U.S. interest rate cuts this month and heightened Middle East tensions supported safe-haven assets. While currency market focus will mostly center on global central bank decisions scheduled for the next two weeks, investors are also watching for any developments in U.S.-China trade negotiations. Markets generally expect central banks to either cut rates or keep policy accommodative, starting with...

Gold Prices Rise on Rate Cut Expectations

Gold prices rose on Monday in Asia after landing a second-straight week of gains as traders expect a U.S. rate cut this month. Gold futures for August delivery, traded on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange inched up 0.1% to $1,427.75 by 12:15 AM ET (04:15 GMT). The yellow metal was supported by IMF™s comments that the U.S. dollar is overvalued, and U.S. President Donald Trump™s call for lower interest rates. On Friday, the President accused the Federal Reserve of...

Gold looks for direction after hitting 6-year high

Gold futures hovered near unchanged Monday, in consolidation mode after hitting a six-year high last week but underpinned by rising geopolitical worries after Iran seized a British-flagged tanker and as investors look for major central banks to ease policy. Gold for August delivery on Comex was up 10 cents, or less than 0.1%, at $1,426.80 an ounce, while September silver rose 21.5 cents, or 1.3%, to $16.41 an ounce. But the analysts expect gold prices to stagnate over the remainder of the...

Stocks eke out small gains as investors prep for busy week of earnings

Stocks logged small gains Monday, buoyed by tech shares, as investors prepared for a busy week that will see more than 140 S&P 500 companies and a third of Dow Jones Industrial Average components deliver second-quarter results. The Dow rose around 17 points, or 0.1%, to end near 27,172, according to preliminary figures, while the S&P 500 rose around 8 points, or 0.3%, to finish near 2,985. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite advanced around 58 points, or 0.7%, to close near 8,204. Tech...

Europe's Economic Outlook Seems to Be Going From Bad to Worse
Thursday, 7 February 2019 19:23 WIB | ECONOMY |Ekonomi Eropa

The economic outlook in the euro area looks like it might be going from bad to worse.

The 19-nation region has had a poor start to 2019: disappointingly weak indicators keep rolling in, the list of one-off growth inhibitors is getting longer, and a slew of institutions are downgrading their forecasts. Now, the bloc™s executive sees œsubstantial risks -- a change in tone that goes beyond the downbeat assessment of the European Central Bank.

The European Commission says an Italian economy close to stagnation and significantly weaker momentum in Germany will weigh on growth in the euro area this year, and has issued sweeping downward revisions to most of the region™s major economies.

Gloomier prospects reflect the protracted impact from unrest in Italy and France, and changing regulations that held back car production -- particularly in Germany. Also looming are uncertainty around global trade and a sharper-than-expected slowdown in China.

While ECB President Mario Draghi and colleagues have acknowledged the weakness and lowered their expectations for the outlook, they also point to rising wages and job creation as reasons for optimism. Last month, they classified growth risks as having œmoved to the downside, yet stopped short of changing their guidance on ultra-low interest rates, let alone resuming bond buying.

Data since that meeting have signaled continued deterioration. What was mostly a manufacturing and export-led slowdown is starting to spill into services, purchasing managers™ indexes showed this week, and an anticipated rebound in industry was pushed further out by unexpected declines in German and Spanish output.

Company earnings reports appear to underscore the struggles. Infineon Technologies said Tuesday it plans to reduce investments, arguing that high levels of uncertainty have sidelined customers. GEA Group issued a profit warning on Thursday citing further worsening macroeconomic conditions.

In its forecasts, the Commission predicts the 19-nation euro-area economy will expand 1.3 percent this year, down from 1.9 percent projected in November. For 2020, it sees growth at 1.6 percent.

Source : Bloomberg

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Silver closes at 13-month high as gold ekes out a gain

Silver futures settled at a 13-month high on Monday, outpacing strength in gold, which saw prices eke out only a modest gain. Rising geopolitical worries on the back of Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker, as investors look for major central banks to ease policy, provided support for the precious metals. September silver rose 21.6 cents, or 1.3%, to settle at $16.411 an ounce ” logging the highest finish for a most-active contract since June 22, 2018, according to FactSet...

Dollar Clings to Gains as Gulf Tensions Bolster Safe-Haven Bid

The dollar held recent gains on Monday as investors tempered some of their expectations for deep U.S. interest rate cuts this month and heightened Middle East tensions supported safe-haven assets. While currency market focus will mostly center on global central bank decisions scheduled for the next two weeks, investors are also watching for any developments in U.S.-China trade negotiations. Markets generally expect central banks to either cut rates or keep policy accommodative, starting with...

Gold Prices Rise on Rate Cut Expectations

Gold prices rose on Monday in Asia after landing a second-straight week of gains as traders expect a U.S. rate cut this month. Gold futures for August delivery, traded on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange inched up 0.1% to $1,427.75 by 12:15 AM ET (04:15 GMT). The yellow metal was supported by IMF™s comments that the U.S. dollar is overvalued, and U.S. President Donald Trump™s call for lower interest rates. On Friday, the President accused the Federal Reserve of...

Gold looks for direction after hitting 6-year high

Gold futures hovered near unchanged Monday, in consolidation mode after hitting a six-year high last week but underpinned by rising geopolitical worries after Iran seized a British-flagged tanker and as investors look for major central banks to ease policy. Gold for August delivery on Comex was up 10 cents, or less than 0.1%, at $1,426.80 an ounce, while September silver rose 21.5 cents, or 1.3%, to $16.41 an ounce. But the analysts expect gold prices to stagnate over the remainder of the...

Stocks eke out small gains as investors prep for busy week of earnings

Stocks logged small gains Monday, buoyed by tech shares, as investors prepared for a busy week that will see more than 140 S&P 500 companies and a third of Dow Jones Industrial Average components deliver second-quarter results. The Dow rose around 17 points, or 0.1%, to end near 27,172, according to preliminary figures, while the S&P 500 rose around 8 points, or 0.3%, to finish near 2,985. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite advanced around 58 points, or 0.7%, to close near 8,204. Tech...

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