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Gold Surges as Saudi Attack Spurs Haven Demand Ahead of Fed Meet

Gold and silver rallied after a strike against Saudi Arabian oil facilities hurt supplies and prompted a record surge in oil prices, with investors seeking haven assets at the start of a week that™ll also see critical policy decisions from central banks including the Federal Reserve. Gold jumped more than 1%, trading above $1,500 an ounce, while its cheaper sister metal climbed more than 2% as investors gauged the ramifications from the assuault against the world's biggest...

Dollar falls as oil attacks send investors to safety

The dollar fell while safe-havens and currencies of oil producing countries rallied on Monday, following an attack on Saudi Arabian refining facilities that disrupted global oil supply and heightened Middle East tensions. Oil prices surged more than 15% following the strikes on two plants, including the world's biggest petroleum processing facility in Abqaiq, knocked out more than 5% of global oil supply. Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group claimed responsibility for the damage, but the U.S....

Gold Prices Jump Amid Middle East Tensions; Investors Eye Central Banks Meetings

Gold Prices jumped on Monday in Asia after a strike against two Saudi Arabian oil facilities heightened tensions in the Middle East and boosted safe-haven demand. Gold Futures for delivery on the Comex exchange gained 0.8% to $1,510.95a troy ounce by 12:38 AM ET (04:38 GMT). An attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities on Saturday knocked out more than 5% of global oil supply, intensifying tensions in the Middle East and sent oil prices surging as much as 20%. U.S. President Donald Trump said...

Gold Rallies on Concern Saudi Attack May Presage Wider Conflict

Gold and other precious metals rallied after a strike against Saudi Arabian oil facilities raised the possibility of retaliatory U.S. military action in the Middle East. Investors are seeking haven assets at the start of a week that will also see critical policy decisions from central banks including the Federal Reserve. Gold jumped as much as 1.6% as investors gauged the ramifications from the assault against the world™s top oil exporter, and palladium hit a fresh record. Secretary...

Hong Kong stocks open in negative territory

Hong Kong stocks fell in the first few minutes of trade Monday following last week's healthy gains, while traders were also spooked by more protest violence in the city at the weekend. The Hang Seng Index eased 0.69 percent, or 189.85 points, to 27,162.84. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.35 percent, or 10.68 points, to 3,041.92, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, added 0.35 percent, or 5.89 points, to 1,687.12. Source : AFP

BOJ Stands Pat as Fed and ECB Signal Possible Rate Cuts Ahead
Thursday, 20 June 2019 10:19 WIB | FISCAL & MONETARY |Ekonomi JepangBank of JapanBOJ

The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy unchanged Thursday, just hours after the Federal Reserve became the latest central bank to signal a willingness to cut interest rates in the face of rising threats to economic growth.

The BOJ maintained its interest rates and asset purchases, it said in a statement. All 50 economists surveyed by Bloomberg had predicted no change.

Governor Haruhiko Kuroda™s views on the economic outlook and the possibility of additional stimulus will be in focus when he holds a news conference at 3:30 p.m. He is likely to reaffirm his willingness to add stimulus, something he has repeatedly pledged to do if momentum toward the BOJ™s 2% inflation target is threatened.

For the first time in more than two years, a majority of economists now predict the BOJ™s next policy move will be to increase stimulus, and some see action as early as next month. Those expectations will be reinforced after both the Fed and European Central Bank this week indicated a readiness to shift to more accommodative policy.

Fed rate cuts, seen as increasingly likely, are expected to force the BOJ™s hand by pushing the yen to what it would consider an uncomfortably strong level.

In fact, in weighing its options the BOJ will primarily focus on Fed policy and its impact on the yen, Yasunari Ueno, chief market economist at Mizuho Securities Co., said before today™s decision. Ueno was among six analysts to recently predict the BOJ would increase stimulus next month.

A stronger yen would hamper the BOJ™s efforts to hit 2% inflation. Core inflation, to be released Friday, is expected to have fallen in May to 0.7% and is forecast to drop further in coming months.

Source : Bloomberg

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Gold Surges as Saudi Attack Spurs Haven Demand Ahead of Fed Meet

Gold and silver rallied after a strike against Saudi Arabian oil facilities hurt supplies and prompted a record surge in oil prices, with investors seeking haven assets at the start of a week that™ll also see critical policy decisions from central banks including the Federal Reserve. Gold jumped more than 1%, trading above $1,500 an ounce, while its cheaper sister metal climbed more than 2% as investors gauged the ramifications from the assuault against the world's biggest...

Dollar falls as oil attacks send investors to safety

The dollar fell while safe-havens and currencies of oil producing countries rallied on Monday, following an attack on Saudi Arabian refining facilities that disrupted global oil supply and heightened Middle East tensions. Oil prices surged more than 15% following the strikes on two plants, including the world's biggest petroleum processing facility in Abqaiq, knocked out more than 5% of global oil supply. Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group claimed responsibility for the damage, but the U.S....

Gold Prices Jump Amid Middle East Tensions; Investors Eye Central Banks Meetings

Gold Prices jumped on Monday in Asia after a strike against two Saudi Arabian oil facilities heightened tensions in the Middle East and boosted safe-haven demand. Gold Futures for delivery on the Comex exchange gained 0.8% to $1,510.95a troy ounce by 12:38 AM ET (04:38 GMT). An attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities on Saturday knocked out more than 5% of global oil supply, intensifying tensions in the Middle East and sent oil prices surging as much as 20%. U.S. President Donald Trump said...

Gold Rallies on Concern Saudi Attack May Presage Wider Conflict

Gold and other precious metals rallied after a strike against Saudi Arabian oil facilities raised the possibility of retaliatory U.S. military action in the Middle East. Investors are seeking haven assets at the start of a week that will also see critical policy decisions from central banks including the Federal Reserve. Gold jumped as much as 1.6% as investors gauged the ramifications from the assault against the world™s top oil exporter, and palladium hit a fresh record. Secretary...

Hong Kong stocks open in negative territory

Hong Kong stocks fell in the first few minutes of trade Monday following last week's healthy gains, while traders were also spooked by more protest violence in the city at the weekend. The Hang Seng Index eased 0.69 percent, or 189.85 points, to 27,162.84. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.35 percent, or 10.68 points, to 3,041.92, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, added 0.35 percent, or 5.89 points, to 1,687.12. Source : AFP

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