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Gold prices settle slightly higher Thursday

Gold prices notched a slight gain Thursday as investors focused on intensifying friction between the U.S. and China. Continued concerns about negative interest rates and a jump in flows in exchange-traded funds focused on gold also helped to push bullion higher. August gold ended $1.50, or 0.1%, higher at $1,728.30 an ounce. However, that finish was well off the intraday peak for bullion at $1,743.70 an ounce. Source: Marketwatch

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Dollar In Narrow Range As Focus Shifts To Trump China Response

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Powell Says The Fed is 'Days Away' from Making The First Loans in The Main Street Lending Facility

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank's long-awaited program to lend to small- and medium-sized businesses is about to get off the ground. The Main Street lending facility, which will target companies with up to 15,000 employees, has been difficult to set up but is just about ready, Powell told Princeton University economist and former Fed official Alan Blinder in a webinar interview Friday. "We're days away from making our first loans in Main Street, he said. "We...

Fed holds rates steady, signals cuts possible later this year
Thursday, 20 June 2019 01:40 WIB | FISCAL & MONETARY |Federal ReserveThe FedFiskal & Moneter

The U.S. Federal Reserve held interest rates steady on Wednesday but signaled possible rate cuts of as much as half a percentage point over the remainder of this year, as it responded to increased economic uncertainty and a drop in expected inflation.

The U.S. central bank said it œwill act as appropriate to sustain the economic expansion as it approaches the 10-year mark and dropped a promise to be œpatient in adjusting rates. Nearly half its policymakers now show a willingness to lower borrowing costs over the next six months.

While new economic projections showed policymakers™ views of growth and unemployment largely unchanged, they saw headline inflation at just 1.5 percent for the year, down from the 1.8 percent projected in March.

They also expect to miss their 2 percent inflation target next year as well.

Seven of 17 policymakers said they expected it would be appropriate to cut rates by half of a percentage point by the end of 2019, and an eighth saw a rate cut of a quarter point as appropriate.

That was not enough to change the median outlook for the Fed™s targeted overnight lending rate, which officials projected to remain in a range of between 2.25% and 2.50% for the rest of this year.

The long-run federal funds rate, a barometer for the state of the economy over the long term, was cut to 2.50% from 2.80%.

Source: Reuters

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Gold prices settle slightly higher Thursday

Gold prices notched a slight gain Thursday as investors focused on intensifying friction between the U.S. and China. Continued concerns about negative interest rates and a jump in flows in exchange-traded funds focused on gold also helped to push bullion higher. August gold ended $1.50, or 0.1%, higher at $1,728.30 an ounce. However, that finish was well off the intraday peak for bullion at $1,743.70 an ounce. Source: Marketwatch

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