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Gold futures finish lower for a second straight session

Gold futures fell on Wednesday for a second straight session, pressured on the heels of some strength in the U.S. dollar, even as concerns over the economic hit from COVID-19 remain. "It would appear that gold needs a clear sign of a pandemic and clear signs of severe global slowing to ignite a return of aggressive investment buying," said analysts at Zaner Metals, in a daily note. "The trade could be fearful about the potential for a sustained setback in Chinese physical gold...

Gold Climbs as Trump Comments Fail to Ease Virus Fears

Gold rose for the seventh time in eight days as investors continued to weigh the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, with comments by the Trump administration failing to allay concerns about the disease. More cases were reported in countries other than China in the past 24 hours for the first time, the World Health Organization said, with new infections in nations from Pakistan to Brazil. President Donald Trump assured Americans that they face little risk, although...

Gold Advances as Virus Fears Reignite Haven Demand

Gold rebounded after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Americans to prepare for a potential coronavirus outbreak at home and the total number of cases in South Korean topped the 1,000 mark. Spot gold as much as +0.7% to $1,646.33/oz, and was at $1,643.66 at 9:18am in Singapore Metal -1.5% Tuesday after touching $1,689.31 on Monday, the highest level since 2013 Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index steady after -0.2% Tuesday Other precious metals:...

Oil futures settle at lowest in over a year

Oil futures declined on Wednesday, with the U.S crude benchmark settling at its lowest in more than a year as global energy demand worries fed by the spread of COVID-19 pulled prices down for a fourth consecutive session. April West Texas Intermediate oil fell $1.17, or 2.3%, to settle at $48.73 barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. That was the lowest front-month contract finish since January 2019, according to FactSet data. Source : MarketWatch

Dollar Rises With Stocks, Investors Stay Cautious

The U.S. dollar rebounded on Wednesday from a two-week low hit in the previous session in step with U.S. equity markets, though moves were muted as investors remained cautious as the coronavirus continues to spread. The dollar index was 0.13% higher at 99.144 as Wall Street™s main indexes rose about 1% on Wednesday after suffering their worst four-day percentage fall in more than a year. The dollar was also dented as investors scaled back expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve would...

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 futures finish lower for a second straight session

Gold futures fell on Wednesday for a second straight session, pressured on the heels of some strength in the U.S. dollar, even as concerns over the economic hit from COVID-19 remain. "It would appear that gold needs a clear sign of a pandemic and clear signs of severe global slowing to ignite a return of aggressive investment buying," said analysts at Zaner Metals, in a daily note. "The trade could be fearful about the potential for a sustained setback in Chinese physical gold...

Gold Climbs as Trump Comments Fail to Ease Virus Fears

Gold rose for the seventh time in eight days as investors continued to weigh the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, with comments by the Trump administration failing to allay concerns about the disease. More cases were reported in countries other than China in the past 24 hours for the first time, the World Health Organization said, with new infections in nations from Pakistan to Brazil. President Donald Trump assured Americans that they face little risk, although...

Gold Advances as Virus Fears Reignite Haven Demand

Gold rebounded after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Americans to prepare for a potential coronavirus outbreak at home and the total number of cases in South Korean topped the 1,000 mark. Spot gold as much as +0.7% to $1,646.33/oz, and was at $1,643.66 at 9:18am in Singapore Metal -1.5% Tuesday after touching $1,689.31 on Monday, the highest level since 2013 Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index steady after -0.2% Tuesday Other precious metals:...

Oil futures settle at lowest in over a year

Oil futures declined on Wednesday, with the U.S crude benchmark settling at its lowest in more than a year as global energy demand worries fed by the spread of COVID-19 pulled prices down for a fourth consecutive session. April West Texas Intermediate oil fell $1.17, or 2.3%, to settle at $48.73 barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. That was the lowest front-month contract finish since January 2019, according to FactSet data. Source : MarketWatch

Dollar Rises With Stocks, Investors Stay Cautious

The U.S. dollar rebounded on Wednesday from a two-week low hit in the previous session in step with U.S. equity markets, though moves were muted as investors remained cautious as the coronavirus continues to spread. The dollar index was 0.13% higher at 99.144 as Wall Street™s main indexes rose about 1% on Wednesday after suffering their worst four-day percentage fall in more than a year. The dollar was also dented as investors scaled back expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve would...

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