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Gold Marks First Loss in 4 Sessions

Gold futures settled with a loss on Thursday, their first in four sessions, a day after the Federal Reserve announced a widely expected cut in interest rates, but raised doubts over the outlook for further monetary easing this year. "The Fed is, without a doubt, a headwind at this juncture," said Adam Koos, president of Libertas Wealth Management Group. "However, the [stock] market testing summer highs is putting a damper on the fear trade," and haven demand for gold. December gold declined...

Gold loses ground after Fed delivers 'hawkish cut' to interest rates

Gold was modestly lower Thursday, building on a loss seen a day earlier after the Federal Reserve delivered a widely expected interest rate cut but left traders uncertain on the outlook for further monetary easing. Gold for December delivery on Comex fell $6.80, or 0.4%, to $1,509 an ounce, while December silver was up a penny at $17.92 an ounce. Gold finished regular trading with a gain on Wednesday, but lost ground in electronic trade after the Fed decision. As expected, policy makers cut...

Pompeo: 'Important Information' for Trump After Mideast Talks on Saudi Oil Field Attacks

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday he has "important information" for President Donald Trump about how to respond to the recent attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities after meeting with leaders in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The top U.S. diplomat said there was "enormous consensus" that Iran was responsible for the middle-of-the-night missile and drone attacks last weekend that at least temporarily knocked out half of the Saudis' oil production, nearly 6% of the...

Hong Kong stocks open higher

Hong Kong stocks opened with small gains Friday morning as bargain-buyers moved in following a four-day drop, with dealers keeping an ear to the ground for fresh developments in the China-US trade row. The Hang Seng Index rose 0.24 percent, or 63.93 points, to 26,532.88. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index edged up 0.18 percent, or 5.53 points, to 3,004.81 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, also added 0.18 percent, or 3.00 points, to...

U.S. Oil Prices Pare Most of Their Gains as Gasoline Futures Rally

Oil futures rose Thursday, but U.S. prices gave up nearly all of their earlier gains by the settlement. Prices found support as Saudi Arabia reportedly contacted foreign producers to help fill holes in its supply chain following last weekend's attacks on the country's production facilities. However, news of storm disruptions to refining activity in Texas suggested a slowdown in demand for crude, prompting U.S. prices to give up nearly all of the day's gains. The Sabine Ship Channel, a major...

Bank of England leaves policy rate unchanged at 0.75% with unanimous vote as expected
Thursday, 2 May 2019 18:26 WIB | FISCAL & MONETARY |ekonomiBOE

In a widely expected decision, the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee held the policy rate unchanged at 0.75% with a unanimous vote. The asset purchase facility remained steady at €435 billion as well. Below are some key takeaways from the monetary policy statement.

"Policymakers vote 9-0 to maintain corporate bond purchase target at 10 billion sterling."

"Q1 GDP likely boosted by stock-building, underlying growth "slightly stronger" than expected in February."

"Sees inflation increasingly above target at end of forecast horizon, economy running above capacity."

"Gradual and limited interest rate rises needed to meet inflation target over forecast period."

"Overall slack in economy is 0.25% of GDP, sees zero slack in 1 year's time, excess demand of 1% of GDP in 3 years' time."

"Energy price cap to push inflation above target in April, sterling strength and energy base effects to push CPI below target around 1-year horizon."

"Cost of waiting for more information on inflation pressure relatively low, pay growth levelling off."

"Policy response to Brexit not automatic, could be in either direction."

"Two thirds of firms surveyed say ready for a "no deal, no transition" Brexit, but still expect fall in output and jobs."

"Economic outlook will depend significantly on Brexit, BoE forecasts continue to assume smooth transition."

BOE Interest Rate Decision is announced by the Bank of England. If the BoE is hawkish about the inflationary outlook of the economy and raises the interest rates it is positive, or bullish, for the GBP. Likewise, if the BoE has a dovish view on the UK economy and keeps the ongoing interest rate, or cuts the interest rate it is seen as negative, or bearish.

Source : FXstreet

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Gold Marks First Loss in 4 Sessions

Gold futures settled with a loss on Thursday, their first in four sessions, a day after the Federal Reserve announced a widely expected cut in interest rates, but raised doubts over the outlook for further monetary easing this year. "The Fed is, without a doubt, a headwind at this juncture," said Adam Koos, president of Libertas Wealth Management Group. "However, the [stock] market testing summer highs is putting a damper on the fear trade," and haven demand for gold. December gold declined...

Gold loses ground after Fed delivers 'hawkish cut' to interest rates

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Pompeo: 'Important Information' for Trump After Mideast Talks on Saudi Oil Field Attacks

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday he has "important information" for President Donald Trump about how to respond to the recent attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities after meeting with leaders in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The top U.S. diplomat said there was "enormous consensus" that Iran was responsible for the middle-of-the-night missile and drone attacks last weekend that at least temporarily knocked out half of the Saudis' oil production, nearly 6% of the...

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U.S. Oil Prices Pare Most of Their Gains as Gasoline Futures Rally

Oil futures rose Thursday, but U.S. prices gave up nearly all of their earlier gains by the settlement. Prices found support as Saudi Arabia reportedly contacted foreign producers to help fill holes in its supply chain following last weekend's attacks on the country's production facilities. However, news of storm disruptions to refining activity in Texas suggested a slowdown in demand for crude, prompting U.S. prices to give up nearly all of the day's gains. The Sabine Ship Channel, a major...

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