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Gold Flirts With $1,500 Again on New Trade War Worries

What™s bad for trade is good for gold. The yellow metal found favor again with haven investors on Monday, flirting with the key bullish level of $1,500 per ounce, on news of fresh troubles in U.S.-China trade negotiations. Gold rebounded after a Bloomberg report that China had more demands from the Trump Administration over tariffs and wanted more talks to reach a trade deal. The Chinese stance appeared to contradict the U.S. president™s contention on Friday that the two sides were closer...

Gold Posts Lowest Close So Far This Month as Investors Weigh Trade Deal, Earnings Season

Gold prices declined on Tuesday to mark their lowest settlement month to date, as investors awaited clarity on U.S.-China trade talks and as earnings season starts on a positive note. Gold for December delivery on Comex fell $14.10, or 10.9%, to settle at $1,483.50 an ounce, with prices for the most-active contract logging their lowest settlement since Sept. 30, according to FactSet data. December silver gave up 32.6 cents, or 1.8%, to finish at $17.384 an ounce. The yield on the 10-year...

Hong Kong stocks end with healthy gains (Review)

Shares rallied on Monday in Hong Kong after China and the United States announced a partial trade deal that eased tensions between the economic superpowers. The Hang Seng Index jumped 0.81 percent, or 213.41 points, to 26,521.85, marking a third straight advance. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index climbed 1.15 percent, or 34.22 points, to 3,007.88, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, jumped 1.43 percent, or 23.37 points, to...

Gold prices rise as the Fed announced the start of a 'massive' bond buying program

Gold futures rose Monday, looking to post their first gain in three sessions, finding support as the so-called ''phase one'' of the U.S.-China trade deal reportedly hit a snag and after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced last week that it will start expanding its balance sheet next week. On Comex, December gold climbed by $5.70, or 0.4%, to $1,494.40 an ounce. On Friday, it posted its lowest finish month to date and the most-active futures contract lost 1.6%. December silver added 10.6...

Oil Tumbles Again as Trade Bogeyman Returns

One session is all it took for the optimism over U.S.-China trade talks to turn into pessimism. Crude oil prices settled down 2% on Monday after a Bloomberg report that China had more demands from the Trump Administration over tariffs and wanted more talks to reach a trade deal. That contrasted with the U.S. president™s contention that the two sides were closer to an agreement. Just on Friday, U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude U.K. Brent oil settled up more than 2% each, finishing last...

U.S. Trade Deficit Narrows as Exports, Imports Both Plummet
Thursday, 6 June 2019 19:54 WIB | UNITED STATES |Ekonomi ASTrade Deficit

The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in April as both exports and imports tumbled, highlighting the impact of President Donald Trump™s tariffs even before negotiations with China unraveled and he threatened levies on Mexican goods.

The deficit in goods and services shrank to $50.8 billion, nearly in line with economist estimates, from a revised $51.9 billion the prior month, according to a Commerce Department report Thursday. The merchandise-trade gap with China increased to $29.4 billion while the Mexico deficit narrowed to $7.9 billion.

Exports fell the most in three years, partially reflecting lower demand for civilian aircraft following the worldwide grounding of Boeing Co.™s 737 Max model, though the decline in shipments abroad was broad-based. A narrower deficit overall will add to economic growth and allow Trump to claim some victory on pledges to reduce the gap, though it™s come at a cost to American companies that have lost export business or are paying higher prices.

Goods shipments to China fell to $8.5 billion in April from $10.2 billion the prior month and are down 20% year-to-date, while imports from the nation have declined 13.2% in 2019.

Meanwhile, merchandise exports to Mexico are little changed so far this year while imports are up 6.1%, highlighting the diverging paths of U.S. trade with Mexico and China since Trump imposed the first wave of China tariffs in mid-2018.

Imports Decline

Overall U.S. imports posted the biggest drop since January on declines in inbound chemicals, semiconductors, autos and consumer goods. Merchandise demand was the lowest in more than a year.

U.S. and Mexican negotiators were set to resume talks Thursday with time running short to avert Trump™s threat to impose tariffs next week. Trump, who™s traveling overseas, said that œnot nearly enough progress was made during a 90-minute meeting at the White House between officials from both countries.

The smaller overall trade gap suggests net exports were on track to contribute to economic growth in the second quarter, though if U.S. companies again boost imports to beat tariffs, it could weigh on the pace of expansion.

Thursday™s figures showed the deficit in goods narrowed to $71.7 billion, while the surplus in services increased to $20.9 billion.

A separate report from the Labor Department Thursday showed filings for unemployment benefits remained low last week ahead of Friday™s jobs report for May. Jobless claims were unchanged at 218,000 in the week ended June 1, slightly above economist forecasts.

Source: Bloomberg

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POPULAR NEWS
Gold Flirts With $1,500 Again on New Trade War Worries

What™s bad for trade is good for gold. The yellow metal found favor again with haven investors on Monday, flirting with the key bullish level of $1,500 per ounce, on news of fresh troubles in U.S.-China trade negotiations. Gold rebounded after a Bloomberg report that China had more demands from the Trump Administration over tariffs and wanted more talks to reach a trade deal. The Chinese stance appeared to contradict the U.S. president™s contention on Friday that the two sides were closer...

Gold Posts Lowest Close So Far This Month as Investors Weigh Trade Deal, Earnings Season

Gold prices declined on Tuesday to mark their lowest settlement month to date, as investors awaited clarity on U.S.-China trade talks and as earnings season starts on a positive note. Gold for December delivery on Comex fell $14.10, or 10.9%, to settle at $1,483.50 an ounce, with prices for the most-active contract logging their lowest settlement since Sept. 30, according to FactSet data. December silver gave up 32.6 cents, or 1.8%, to finish at $17.384 an ounce. The yield on the 10-year...

Hong Kong stocks end with healthy gains (Review)

Shares rallied on Monday in Hong Kong after China and the United States announced a partial trade deal that eased tensions between the economic superpowers. The Hang Seng Index jumped 0.81 percent, or 213.41 points, to 26,521.85, marking a third straight advance. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index climbed 1.15 percent, or 34.22 points, to 3,007.88, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, jumped 1.43 percent, or 23.37 points, to...

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Gold futures rose Monday, looking to post their first gain in three sessions, finding support as the so-called ''phase one'' of the U.S.-China trade deal reportedly hit a snag and after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced last week that it will start expanding its balance sheet next week. On Comex, December gold climbed by $5.70, or 0.4%, to $1,494.40 an ounce. On Friday, it posted its lowest finish month to date and the most-active futures contract lost 1.6%. December silver added 10.6...

Oil Tumbles Again as Trade Bogeyman Returns

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