Gold futures climbed Thursday to mark their highest settlement in a week, buoyed by losses in global stock markets and expectations that the U.S. and China are headed for a prolonged trade dispute.
June gold added $11.20, or 0.9%, to settle at $1,285.40 an ounce on Comex.
Among other precious metals, silver rose 1.2% to $14.62 per ounce, while palladium edged 0.2% higher to $1,316.80. Platinum rose 0.2% to $800.52 an ounce, after touching the lowest since Feb. 15 at $791 earlier in the...
Shares tumbled in Hong Kong and Shanghai on Thursday as traders fret about growing tensions between China and the US, with tech and energy firms among the worst performers.
The Hang Seng Index dived 1.58 percent, or 438.81 points, to 27,267.13.
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index sank 1.35 percent, or 39.18 points, to 2,852.52, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, lost 2.43 percent, or 37.48 points, to 1,503.37.
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Tokyo stocks opened lower on Friday on worries over the US-China trade war as bellicose rhetoric persisted between Washington and Beijing, pushing the safe-haven yen higher against the dollar.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.94 percent, or 199.04 points, to 20,952.10 in early trade, while the broader Topix Index was down 0.86 percent or 13.26 points at 1,527.32.
Gold was steady as minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting damped expectations for lower rates this year, while the ongoing trade war weighed on equities and the dollar continued its ascent. Platinum fell to the lowest since February.
Spot gold +0.1% to $1,274.26/oz at 9:57am in Singapore; heads for second weekly decline. Price dropped to $1,269.58 on Tuesday, the lowest intraday level since May 3. Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index +0.1%.
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The dollar was higher across the board in early trade in Europe Wednesday, as the reportedly imminent exit of British Prime Minister Theresa May over the Brexit shambles depressed the pound and made for an awkward backdrop to European parliament elections that start today.
At 03:00 AM ET (0700 GMT), the GBP/USD pair was at $1.2605, a new 2019 low, resuming its fall after Andrea Leadsom, the lawmaker tasked with organizing the government™s business in the House of Commons, resigned rather...