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Gold Steadies After Drop on Interest Rate Divergence

Gold steadies, after tumbling Friday on divergence in interest rate outlook in major economies. Bullion for immediate delivery +0.2% to $1,281.63/oz as of 9:54am in Tokyo; metal slid as much as 2.1% on Friday to low for year. Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index +0.1% after +1.4% last week, most since Nov. 2016, as Federal Reserve says it will continue gradually hiking rates while ECB rules out higher rates until 2H of 2019. Speculators choose to focus on surging dollar over...

Japan Shares Decline as Global Trade Woes Keep Investors at Bay

Japanese stocks declined as investors remained wary over the ongoing trade spat between the U.S. and China. Topix index -1% to 1,771.57 as of 9:31 a.m. in Tokyo. Nikkei 225 -0.8% to 22,680.24. Yen +0.2% at 110.47 versus dollar. Electronics makers and machinery companies weighed most heavily on the benchmark Topix gauge in early trading in Tokyo. Oil explorers also fell following a dip in global crude prices. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday new tariffs on Chinese imports...

Yen Gains With Dollar as Trade Tensions Buoy Havens

The yen and dollar both strengthened as escalating trade frictions between the U.S. and China spurred demand for haven assets. Japan™s currency advanced against all its 16 major peers after China responded to the U.S. putting tariffs on $50 billion of imports by placing an additional 25% levy on $34 billion of U.S. agricultural and auto exports starting July. Treasuries rose for a third day, while New Zealand™s dollarled declines in Group-of-10...

At least 3 killed in 6.1-magnitude Japan earthquake

A strong earthquake near Osaka, Japan, early Monday morning killed at least three people and injured at least 41, the Associated Press reported, citing local authorities. The 6.1-magnitude quake hit around 8 a.m., causing moderate damage, though some building were reported to be partially collapsed. No tsunami warning was issued. The Japan Times reported that nearby nuclear plants were undamaged, but bullet train lines and some freeways were shut down as a precaution, and nearly 180,000...

Dow futures fall more than 100 points as trade worries persist

U.S. stock futures lost ground Monday, putting the Dow industrials on track for a fifth losing session in a row as trade-war fears continued to weigh on global markets. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures gave up 147 points, or 0.6%, to 24,962, while S&P 500 futures shed 13.40 points, or 0.5%, to 2,771. Nasdaq-100 futures fell by 41.50 points, or 0.6%, to 7,240. Markets remain fixated on how trade-related disagreements between the U.S. and China are escalating. President Donald Trump on...

Janet Yellen announces she's leaving the Fed
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 02:45 WIB | FISCAL & MONETARY |YellenMoneter

Janet Yellen on Monday announced she will step down from the Federal Reserve, after not being nominated for a second term of running the central bank.

Yellen, the first woman to run the central bank, could have stayed on at the Fed as a governor, even as President Trump opted to replace her with Jerome Powell.

But Yellen, who also was vice chair to Bernanke, served as a governor at the Alan Greenspan Fed, and was president of the San Francisco Fed, said it was her great privilege and honor to serve at the Fed over three decades.

œAs I prepare to leave the Board, I am gratified that the financial system is much stronger than a decade ago, better able to withstand future bouts of instability and continue supporting the economic aspirations of American families and businesses, Yellen said. œI am also gratified by the substantial improvement in the economy since the crisis.

She noted the U.S. economy has added 17 million jobs over the last eight years and said, by most metrics, it™s close to achieving the central bank™s objectives of maximum employment and price stability.

At 4.1%, the U.S. unemployment rate is near a 17-year low. Inflation, however, has run short of the Fed™s declared 2% target for most of the last five years.

She wrote she was confident that Powell œis deeply committed to the mission of the central bank. Yellen says she™ll stay until her successor is sworn in.

The Senate is expected to confirm Powell.

Source: MarketWatch

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POPULAR NEWS
Gold Steadies After Drop on Interest Rate Divergence

Gold steadies, after tumbling Friday on divergence in interest rate outlook in major economies. Bullion for immediate delivery +0.2% to $1,281.63/oz as of 9:54am in Tokyo; metal slid as much as 2.1% on Friday to low for year. Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index +0.1% after +1.4% last week, most since Nov. 2016, as Federal Reserve says it will continue gradually hiking rates while ECB rules out higher rates until 2H of 2019. Speculators choose to focus on surging dollar over...

Japan Shares Decline as Global Trade Woes Keep Investors at Bay

Japanese stocks declined as investors remained wary over the ongoing trade spat between the U.S. and China. Topix index -1% to 1,771.57 as of 9:31 a.m. in Tokyo. Nikkei 225 -0.8% to 22,680.24. Yen +0.2% at 110.47 versus dollar. Electronics makers and machinery companies weighed most heavily on the benchmark Topix gauge in early trading in Tokyo. Oil explorers also fell following a dip in global crude prices. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday new tariffs on Chinese imports...

Yen Gains With Dollar as Trade Tensions Buoy Havens

The yen and dollar both strengthened as escalating trade frictions between the U.S. and China spurred demand for haven assets. Japan™s currency advanced against all its 16 major peers after China responded to the U.S. putting tariffs on $50 billion of imports by placing an additional 25% levy on $34 billion of U.S. agricultural and auto exports starting July. Treasuries rose for a third day, while New Zealand™s dollarled declines in Group-of-10...

At least 3 killed in 6.1-magnitude Japan earthquake

A strong earthquake near Osaka, Japan, early Monday morning killed at least three people and injured at least 41, the Associated Press reported, citing local authorities. The 6.1-magnitude quake hit around 8 a.m., causing moderate damage, though some building were reported to be partially collapsed. No tsunami warning was issued. The Japan Times reported that nearby nuclear plants were undamaged, but bullet train lines and some freeways were shut down as a precaution, and nearly 180,000...

Dow futures fall more than 100 points as trade worries persist

U.S. stock futures lost ground Monday, putting the Dow industrials on track for a fifth losing session in a row as trade-war fears continued to weigh on global markets. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures gave up 147 points, or 0.6%, to 24,962, while S&P 500 futures shed 13.40 points, or 0.5%, to 2,771. Nasdaq-100 futures fell by 41.50 points, or 0.6%, to 7,240. Markets remain fixated on how trade-related disagreements between the U.S. and China are escalating. President Donald Trump on...

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