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Gold Rises, Set For Best Week in Over a Month as Virus Rapidly Spreads

Gold prices hit their highest in seven years on Friday and were set to post their best week in one-and-a-half months, as demand for the safe-heaven asset was boosted by a surge in new coronavirus cases in South Korea. South Korea reported 52 new cases of the virus, taking the national total to 156, while Japan reported the first fatalities from aboard a cruise ship that accounts for the biggest cluster of infections outside China. Spot gold rose 0.4% to $1,625.05 per ounce by 0409 GMT, after...

Gold Hits New 7-Year High as Virus Prompts More Upgrades

Gold prices surged to fresh seven-year highs as portfolio investors flocked to haven assets as the coronavirus spread menacingly outside of China. The number of confirmed cases in South Korea leaped to over 200, putting investors on alert for signs that the virus may be difficult to contain even in countries with advanced health care systems (and reliable data). By 7:45 AM ET (1245 GMT), gold futures for delivery on the Comex exchange were up 1.1% at $1637,65 a troy ounce, only a whisker...

Gold futures post a nearly 4% weekly gain

Gold futures rallied on Friday, posting a gain of 3.9% for the week and logging their highest most-active contract settlement since February 2013. "Gold has broken out of its historical shackles as a niche asset... and is on its way to much higher levels," said Peter Grosskopf, chief executive officer at Sprott, in emailed commentary. April gold rose $28.30, or nearly 1.8%, to settle at $1,648.80 an ounce. The weekly percentage climb was the largest since June, according to FactSet...

Gold Steady Near 7-Year Peak as Persistent Virus Fears Dampen China Stimulus

Gold prices held steady at a near seven-year high on Friday as nervous investors opted for safe haven assets amid fears about the economic damage from China™s coronavirus epidemic that eclipsed Beijing™s stimulus efforts. Spot gold was little changed at $1,619.33 per ounce by 0108 GMT. In the previous session, bullion prices had hit a seven-year high at $1,623.45. U.S. gold futures were up 0.1% to $1,622.60. Daegu, a city of 2.5 million people in South Korea, has become the latest...

USD/JPY struggles around 112.00 amid fresh risk-off, Japan data

USD/JPY seesaws around 112.00 amid the initial minutes of the Tokyo open on Friday. The yen pair recently surged to the highest since April 2019 following the broad US dollar rally and weakness of the Japanese fundamentals. The Japanese yen is now under pressure following the downbeat fundamentals at home. Not only the Asian economy™s sustained failures to reach 2.0% target inflation but the disappointing figures of the fourth quarter (Q4) GDP also raised doubts on the JPY™s safe-haven...

Dollar In Holding Pattern Ahead Of Fed Speech, Kiwi Jumps On RBNZ Comments
Friday, 23 August 2019 08:46 WIB | CURRENCIES |DOLLAR

The dollar held steady in Asia on Friday on expectations U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell would stick with his message that the central bank has not entered a prolonged monetary easing cycle.

Powell gives a highly-awaited speech later Friday at a meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, but doubts have emerged after two Fed officials said they saw no reason to cut interest rates again without new signs of economic weakness.

In Asian currency markets, the New Zealand dollar jumped after the Pacific nation's central bank chief said he was "pleased" with where interest rates were at, hosing down expectations of more immediate rate cuts after this month's aggressive easing.

Currency markets have in recent months been driven by global central banks' shift to much more accommodative policy settings as economic demand slows and trade disputes intensify.

Expectations that the Fed will cut rates at its next meeting in September are still very high, according to interest rate futures, but the currency market is likely to react if the tone of Powell's comments do not match these dovish expectations.

The dollar was little changed at 106.48 yen on Friday. The dollar fell 0.2% versus the yen on Thursday following slightly weak data on the U.S. manufacturing sector.

For the week, the greenback was on course for a 0.1% gain versus the yen.

The dollar index (DXY) against a basket of six major currencies was little changed at 98.170.

The New Zealand dollar rose 0.4% to $0.6391 and 0.4% to 68.06 yen. Reserve Bank of New Zealand Governor Adrian Orr told Bloomberg TV he can afford to wait on monetary policy after stunning investors earlier this month with a sharp 50-basis-point rate cut.

Source : Reuters

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Gold Rises, Set For Best Week in Over a Month as Virus Rapidly Spreads

Gold prices hit their highest in seven years on Friday and were set to post their best week in one-and-a-half months, as demand for the safe-heaven asset was boosted by a surge in new coronavirus cases in South Korea. South Korea reported 52 new cases of the virus, taking the national total to 156, while Japan reported the first fatalities from aboard a cruise ship that accounts for the biggest cluster of infections outside China. Spot gold rose 0.4% to $1,625.05 per ounce by 0409 GMT, after...

Gold Hits New 7-Year High as Virus Prompts More Upgrades

Gold prices surged to fresh seven-year highs as portfolio investors flocked to haven assets as the coronavirus spread menacingly outside of China. The number of confirmed cases in South Korea leaped to over 200, putting investors on alert for signs that the virus may be difficult to contain even in countries with advanced health care systems (and reliable data). By 7:45 AM ET (1245 GMT), gold futures for delivery on the Comex exchange were up 1.1% at $1637,65 a troy ounce, only a whisker...

Gold futures post a nearly 4% weekly gain

Gold futures rallied on Friday, posting a gain of 3.9% for the week and logging their highest most-active contract settlement since February 2013. "Gold has broken out of its historical shackles as a niche asset... and is on its way to much higher levels," said Peter Grosskopf, chief executive officer at Sprott, in emailed commentary. April gold rose $28.30, or nearly 1.8%, to settle at $1,648.80 an ounce. The weekly percentage climb was the largest since June, according to FactSet...

Gold Steady Near 7-Year Peak as Persistent Virus Fears Dampen China Stimulus

Gold prices held steady at a near seven-year high on Friday as nervous investors opted for safe haven assets amid fears about the economic damage from China™s coronavirus epidemic that eclipsed Beijing™s stimulus efforts. Spot gold was little changed at $1,619.33 per ounce by 0108 GMT. In the previous session, bullion prices had hit a seven-year high at $1,623.45. U.S. gold futures were up 0.1% to $1,622.60. Daegu, a city of 2.5 million people in South Korea, has become the latest...

USD/JPY struggles around 112.00 amid fresh risk-off, Japan data

USD/JPY seesaws around 112.00 amid the initial minutes of the Tokyo open on Friday. The yen pair recently surged to the highest since April 2019 following the broad US dollar rally and weakness of the Japanese fundamentals. The Japanese yen is now under pressure following the downbeat fundamentals at home. Not only the Asian economy™s sustained failures to reach 2.0% target inflation but the disappointing figures of the fourth quarter (Q4) GDP also raised doubts on the JPY™s safe-haven...

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