Gold prices held steady on Friday after Britain managed to eke out a deal for its exit from the European Union, lifting risk appetite, while a sluggish dollar provided support to the metal.
Spot gold was unchanged at $1,491.62 an ounce as of 00:57 GMT. U.S. gold futures shed 0.2% to $1,495.40 per ounce.
Asian shares inched higher following Britain's deal with the European Union, with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan up 0.1%.
The dollar slipped to a near eight-week...
China's economy slowed sharply in the third quarter, courtesy of the trade tensions with the US, the official data released at 02:00 GMT showed.
The annualised third quarter gross domestic product (GDP) came in at 6%, missing the forecasted print of 6.1% and down from the preceding quarter's GDP of 6.2%.
However, the Industrial Production rose 5.8% year-on-year in September, beating the forecasted figure of 5% by a big margin. The preceding month's figure has been left unrevised at...
Gold posted a weekly gain but safe-haven investors and those traditionally long the yellow metal largely sat out of Friday™s market, letting prices dip, with few leads to chase, ahead of a weekend parliament vote on the U.K. bid to leave the EU.
After early gains in the day on the prospects that Britain™s Brexit hopes and U.S.-China trade deal aspirations will be dashed again, gold dipped in later hours on signs that fewer central banks around the world might ramp up on another round of...
Shares in Hong Kong and Shanghai sank on Friday after data showed China's economy growing at its slowest pace for almost 30 years.
The Hang Seng Index fell 0.48 percent, or 128.91 points, to 26,719.58.
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 1.32 percent, or 39.19 points, to 2,938.14, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, dropped 1.17 percent, or 19.20 points, to 1,616.72.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Friday midday was trading at session lows, with shares of Johnson & Johnson delivering the biggest headwind to the blue-chip gauge.
The Dow was off 120 points, or 0.5%, at 26,906, with shares of J&J cutting about 42 points from the index. The S&P 500 index was down 0.4% at 2,986, while the Nasdaq Composite Index was trading 0.9% lower at 8,080. J&J was trading sharply lower and weighing down the the Dow, where it is a component, after the...