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Gold prices end lower; silver rallies to highest finish since February

Gold ended lower on Tuesday as a rise in U.S. retail sales contributed to a stronger U.S. dollar, pressuring prices for the precious metal. The upbeat retail sales number, however, also lifted prices for silver, brightening the metal™s industrial demand prospects. August gold trading on Comex fell $2.30, or 0.2%, to settle at $1,411.20 an ounce. On Monday, the yellow metal booked its highest most-active contract settlement since July 3, which saw a finish at $1,420.90”the highest since...

Gold Prices Settle at a More Than 6-Year High

Gold futures climbed Wednesday to settle at their highest since May 2013, finding support from weakness in the dollar and expectations that the Federal Reserve will cut key interest rates later this month. "The dollar has eased back a little...allowing buck-denominated gold and silver to break further higher," said Fawad Razaqzada, technical analyst at Forex.com. "As well as a weaker dollar, these precious metals have found support from safe haven flows amid weakness on Wall Street, where...

Gold's uptrend 'remains intact' despite stronger dollar and record-setting stocks

Gold futures rose slightly Tuesday, extending a climb above a two-week peak for bullion as U.S. stocks traded near all-time highs on the session. August gold trading on Comex added $1.80, or about 0.1%, to $1,415.40 an ounce. On Monday, the yellow metal booked its highest most-active contract settlement since July 3, which saw a finish at $1,420.90”the highest since May 2013, FactSet data show. September silver meanwhile, picked up 5 cents, or 0.4%, to $15.42 an ounce. Gains for precious...

Gold Slips Before U.S. Retail Sales Data, Fed Speeches

Gold retreated ahead of U.S. economic data and potential commentary on monetary policy from a slew of Federal Reserve officialsscheduled to speak this week. Traders will be looking to U.S. retail sales due Tuesday for clues on the health of the economy, one day after China showed signs that a stabilization is emerging following the weakest pace of growth since quarterly data began in 1992. While markets are expecting the Fed to lower interest rates at its July...

Oil Extends Drop as China Stokes Demand Worries

Oil extended losses below $60 a barrel after slowing Chinese growth stoked demand concerns and a tropical storm that shut almost three-quarters of U.S. Gulf of Mexico production moved inland. Futures in New York lost 0.5%, after ending Monday™s session down 1.1% for the biggest loss in almost two weeks. With Hurricane Barry now ashore and weakening, drillers have begun restaffing offshore installations in the Gulf. About 69% of crude output remained shuttered, the U.S....

BOE Cuts Forecasts, Says Brexit Damage to Economy Has Risen
Thursday, 7 February 2019 19:18 WIB | FISCAL & MONETARY |BOE

The Bank of England warned that damage to the economy from Brexit has increased as it cut its growth forecast and predicted a dramatic slump in investment.

As the U.K. approaches the March 29 deadline to leave the European Union without yet having a deal for a new relationship settled, businesses are slashing spending and consumers are growing more worried.

The BOE said that œuncertainty had intensified, and now forecasts 1.2 percent growth this year, down from 1.7 percent predicted three months ago, the biggest downgrade since the 2016 referendum. The global backdrop has also weakened, as highlighted in the European Commission™s sweeping cuts to the euro-area economic outlook on Thursday.

The BOE™s decision follows recent dovish statements from the U.S. Federal Reserve and European Central Bank. U.K. officials noted the impact of China™s slowdown and said trade wasn™t contributing as much to growth as they expected.

The forecasts came alongside the latest policy decision by the Monetary Policy Committee, led by Governor Mark Carney. It voted 9-0 to hold the key interest rate at 0.75 percent, as predicted by all economists in a Bloomberg survey. The bank last lifted the rate in August.

With Brexit hanging over the outlook, the bank said that its forecasts would need to be updated œonce greater clarity emerged about the nature of EU withdrawal. Acknowledging the huge impact of uncertainty, it ran an analysis showing that less uncertainty would lead to much stronger growth -- 1.6 percent this year and 2.2 percent in 2020.

Source : Bloomberg

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Gold prices end lower; silver rallies to highest finish since February

Gold ended lower on Tuesday as a rise in U.S. retail sales contributed to a stronger U.S. dollar, pressuring prices for the precious metal. The upbeat retail sales number, however, also lifted prices for silver, brightening the metal™s industrial demand prospects. August gold trading on Comex fell $2.30, or 0.2%, to settle at $1,411.20 an ounce. On Monday, the yellow metal booked its highest most-active contract settlement since July 3, which saw a finish at $1,420.90”the highest since...

Gold Prices Settle at a More Than 6-Year High

Gold futures climbed Wednesday to settle at their highest since May 2013, finding support from weakness in the dollar and expectations that the Federal Reserve will cut key interest rates later this month. "The dollar has eased back a little...allowing buck-denominated gold and silver to break further higher," said Fawad Razaqzada, technical analyst at Forex.com. "As well as a weaker dollar, these precious metals have found support from safe haven flows amid weakness on Wall Street, where...

Gold's uptrend 'remains intact' despite stronger dollar and record-setting stocks

Gold futures rose slightly Tuesday, extending a climb above a two-week peak for bullion as U.S. stocks traded near all-time highs on the session. August gold trading on Comex added $1.80, or about 0.1%, to $1,415.40 an ounce. On Monday, the yellow metal booked its highest most-active contract settlement since July 3, which saw a finish at $1,420.90”the highest since May 2013, FactSet data show. September silver meanwhile, picked up 5 cents, or 0.4%, to $15.42 an ounce. Gains for precious...

Gold Slips Before U.S. Retail Sales Data, Fed Speeches

Gold retreated ahead of U.S. economic data and potential commentary on monetary policy from a slew of Federal Reserve officialsscheduled to speak this week. Traders will be looking to U.S. retail sales due Tuesday for clues on the health of the economy, one day after China showed signs that a stabilization is emerging following the weakest pace of growth since quarterly data began in 1992. While markets are expecting the Fed to lower interest rates at its July...

Oil Extends Drop as China Stokes Demand Worries

Oil extended losses below $60 a barrel after slowing Chinese growth stoked demand concerns and a tropical storm that shut almost three-quarters of U.S. Gulf of Mexico production moved inland. Futures in New York lost 0.5%, after ending Monday™s session down 1.1% for the biggest loss in almost two weeks. With Hurricane Barry now ashore and weakening, drillers have begun restaffing offshore installations in the Gulf. About 69% of crude output remained shuttered, the U.S....

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