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Gold Bounces Around As Investors Key In On Friday Jobs Report

Gold futures on Friday swung between small gains and losses as investors watched for a report on the labor market in March, which may offer some clues about the state of American jobs even if it doesn™t entirely reveal the extent of the damage of coronavirus business shutdowns. Friday™s nonfarm-payrolls report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics will indicate how many workers the U.S. economy added last month, with average consensus estimates from economists for ais expected to show...

Gold Ends Higher after U.S. Jobs Report, but Posts a Loss for The Week

Gold futures ended higher on Friday after a report on U.S. employment in March indicated that the damage from coronavirus related business shutdowns is already having a big impact on the labor market. For the week, however, prices posted a modest decline. "Gold's upside price bias has been restrained by the deflation scare running through financial markets, said Michael Kosares, founder of USAGOLD. June gold on Comex rose $8, or 0.5%, to settle at $1,645.70 an ounce. It tacked on 2.9% on...

Gold Eases on Firm Dollar, But Holds Tight Range Ahead of US Data

Gold prices were subdued on Friday as the dollar strengthened, but they were stuck in a narrow range ahead of U.S. nonfarm payrolls data that could provide further clarity on the economic damage from the coronavirus. Spot gold was down 0.1% at $1,610.46 per ounce by 0923 GMT. The metal has declined nearly 0.5% so far this week after an 8% jump in the previous week. U.S. gold futures dropped 0.6% to $1,627.90 per ounce. Safe-haven gains for the U.S. dollar limited gold™s advance, with the...

U.S. Shed 701,000 Jobs in March in Foretaste of Worse to Come

The U.S. economy shed 701,000 jobs in the month to mid-March, the government said in a monthly labor market report that largely predates any impact from the Covid-19 pandemic on the U.S. economy. The figures, normally the most eagerly-awaited data of the month in global financial markets, have already been rendered largely meaningless by the unprecedented spike in jobless claims over the subsequent two weeks. Nearly 10 million Americans “ 6% of a total workforce of 164 million - have filed...

Hong Kong Stocks Head Into Weekend With a Loss (Review)

Hong Kong shares finished Friday with losses, in line with an Asia-wide sell-off, after data showed a massive 6.7 million Americans last week applied for unemployment benefits as the coronavirus shatters the global economy. The Hang Seng Index fell 0.19 percent, or 43.95 points, to 23,236.11. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index dropped 0.60 percent, or 16.65 points, to 2,763.99, and the Shenzhen Composite Index on China's second exchange fell 0.47 percent, or 7.98 points, to...

Euro falls as markets prepare for cautious ECB
Thursday, 24 January 2019 16:07 WIB | CURRENCIES |DOLLAR EuroDolar ASAussiePoundsterling

The euro fell on Thursday ahead of a European Central Bank meeting in which policymakers may express caution about slowing economic growth.

The ECB is expected to reaffirm its plan to raise interest rates by the end of the year but traders will focus on how explicitly, if at all, the central bank acknowledges the slow-down.

The euro has lost around 1.6 percent of its value over the last two weeks as investors bet the ECB will keep monetary policy accommodative for an extended period.

If recent weaker-than-expected economic activity in Germany and France leads ECB President Mario Draghi to point to a potentially longer lasting slowdown, that could hurt the euro.

At 08:30 the euro was down 0.2 percent at $1.1355. Germany, France and Italy, the euro zone™s biggest economies, barely grew in the fourth quarter and French business activity fell unexpectedly this month, a survey showed on Thursday.

The ECB holds its first meeting of the year at a time when concerns are also growing about global trade tensions and Brexit.

Sterling traded marginally lower at $1.3043, hovering near highs last seen in mid-November in a sign traders expect Britain to avoid a chaotic exit from the European Union.

The dollar index, a gauge of its value versus six major peers, was steady at 96.06.

The Aussie dollar was a big mover in the Asian session, trading half a percent lower at $0.7104 after National Australia Bank said it would raise mortgage rates by 12 to 16 basis points.

Source: Reuters

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Gold Bounces Around As Investors Key In On Friday Jobs Report

Gold futures on Friday swung between small gains and losses as investors watched for a report on the labor market in March, which may offer some clues about the state of American jobs even if it doesn™t entirely reveal the extent of the damage of coronavirus business shutdowns. Friday™s nonfarm-payrolls report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics will indicate how many workers the U.S. economy added last month, with average consensus estimates from economists for ais expected to show...

Gold Ends Higher after U.S. Jobs Report, but Posts a Loss for The Week

Gold futures ended higher on Friday after a report on U.S. employment in March indicated that the damage from coronavirus related business shutdowns is already having a big impact on the labor market. For the week, however, prices posted a modest decline. "Gold's upside price bias has been restrained by the deflation scare running through financial markets, said Michael Kosares, founder of USAGOLD. June gold on Comex rose $8, or 0.5%, to settle at $1,645.70 an ounce. It tacked on 2.9% on...

Gold Eases on Firm Dollar, But Holds Tight Range Ahead of US Data

Gold prices were subdued on Friday as the dollar strengthened, but they were stuck in a narrow range ahead of U.S. nonfarm payrolls data that could provide further clarity on the economic damage from the coronavirus. Spot gold was down 0.1% at $1,610.46 per ounce by 0923 GMT. The metal has declined nearly 0.5% so far this week after an 8% jump in the previous week. U.S. gold futures dropped 0.6% to $1,627.90 per ounce. Safe-haven gains for the U.S. dollar limited gold™s advance, with the...

U.S. Shed 701,000 Jobs in March in Foretaste of Worse to Come

The U.S. economy shed 701,000 jobs in the month to mid-March, the government said in a monthly labor market report that largely predates any impact from the Covid-19 pandemic on the U.S. economy. The figures, normally the most eagerly-awaited data of the month in global financial markets, have already been rendered largely meaningless by the unprecedented spike in jobless claims over the subsequent two weeks. Nearly 10 million Americans “ 6% of a total workforce of 164 million - have filed...

Hong Kong Stocks Head Into Weekend With a Loss (Review)

Hong Kong shares finished Friday with losses, in line with an Asia-wide sell-off, after data showed a massive 6.7 million Americans last week applied for unemployment benefits as the coronavirus shatters the global economy. The Hang Seng Index fell 0.19 percent, or 43.95 points, to 23,236.11. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index dropped 0.60 percent, or 16.65 points, to 2,763.99, and the Shenzhen Composite Index on China's second exchange fell 0.47 percent, or 7.98 points, to...

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