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Gold Rises as U.S. Riots, Hong Kong Rensions Lift Safe-Haven Appeal

Gold prices climbed on Monday as reports of riots in the United States rattled investors already reeling from the deepening China-U.S. rift, fanning concerns of a fresh economic setback and drove traders towards the safe-haven metal. Spot gold was up 0.6% at $1,736.31 per ounce, as of 1243 GMT. U.S. gold futures were flat at $1,751.30. Protesters in the United States have flooded the streets over the death of George Floyd in police custody, in a wave of outrage sweeping a politically and...

Rallies in the US Continue to Remain Curfews and Emergencies

The demonstrators continued to voice their correction of the death of George Floyd for the death of the sixth night in cities across the US on Sunday (31/5). Fix the problem of confrontation again with the police trying to enforce the curfew. Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Detroit and Philadelphia are among the major cities that have imposed orders that apply to residents at night. The governors of Texas and Virginia have imposed a state of emergency in their state. Fire, vandalism, looting...

Gold edges lower as investors play down U.S.-China tensions

Gold futures traded slightly lower Monday, losing ground as equities drifted into positive territory and investors appeared to play down U.S.-China tensions and a weekend of civil unrest in several U.S. cities. Gold for August delivery on Comex fell $6.50, or 0.4%, to $1,745.10 an ounce, while July silver was up 14.10 cents, or 0.8%, at $18.64 an ounce. Source : MarketWatch

Aussie Dollar Surges As Investors Focus On Recovery From Pandemic

Riskier currencies rose against the dollar on Monday as investors looked to positive signs from China™s post-coronavirus economic recovery and wagered on an easing in Sino-U.S. tensions. The trade-sensitive Australian dollar surged 1% to a three-month high of $0.6742 to lead broader gains that put the dollar close to an 11-week low against a basket of currencies. U.S. President Donald Trump made no move to impose new tariffs on China during a news conference on Friday where he outlined his...

Gold Climbs As U.S. Riots Spark Safe-Haven Rush

Gold prices rose on Monday as riots in major U.S. cities rattled investors already reeling from strained China-U.S. relations and boosted demand for the safe-haven metal, with a weaker dollar lending further support. Spot gold gained 0.8% to $1,739.75 per ounce by 0242 GMT. U.S. gold futures ticked up 0.1% to $1,752.60. Protesters have flooded the streets in the United States over the death of George Floyd in police custody, in a wave of outrage sweeping a politically and racially divided...

BOE Says Brexit Uncertainty Skews Forecasts, Keeps Rate on Hold
Thursday, 1 August 2019 18:26 WIB | FISCAL & MONETARY |BOE

The Bank of England said it™s less confident than usual about the outlook for the economy because of Brexit and offered little new insight into the impact of no deal.

The comments are the first from the bank since Boris Johnson became prime minster on a mission to leave the European Union on Oct. 31 with or without new trading arrangements in place. If there™s no deal, the BOE merely noted again that the pound will fall, inflation will accelerate and growth will slow.

In its new forecasts Thursday, it specifically excluded the possibility of no deal. It assumes a smooth Brexit and reiterated that interest rates will need to gradually rise to bring inflation to target.

While that means Governor Mark Carney avoids a political headache, it will disappoint others who are looking for more clues as to how the BOE might respond to no deal.

That communications problem has dogged the governor for some time. To account for the market currently pricing in a rate cut because of the greater chance of a bumpy departure from the EU, it gave some stylized forecasts based on higher pound and interest rates. They show much slower inflation than the central scenario.

œThe increased uncertainty about the nature of EU withdrawal meant that the economy could follow a wide range of paths over coming years, the BOE said. œThe appropriate path of monetary policy would depend on the balance of the effects of Brexit on demand, supply and exchange rate.

The bank™s rate-setting committee voted unanimously to hold the key rate at 0.75% and to keep asset purchases unchanged.

As Brexit keeps the BOE in wait-and-see mode, the world™s biggest central banks are turning dovish as global growth cools and trade tensions persist. The Federal Reserve on Wednesday delivered a quarter-point cut and suggested there™s more to come. The European Central Bank is looking at adding more stimulus as early as September.

Investors expect the next BOE move to be a cut rather than a hike.

Acknowledging the weaker global backdrop, the BOE lowered its forecast for economic growth this year, sees slower export growth and weak business investment persisting into 2020.

In the stylized forecasts, one quarter-point rate hike over the next three years brings inflation below the 2% target.

That compares with a central forecast, based on the market™s expectation of a quarter-point cut, for inflation to pick up to 2.4%. The forecast also sees excess demand at a whopping 1.75%.

In normal circumstances, that would imply that the BOE should be raising rates soon. But given the uncertainty around Brexit, all nine policy makers deemed the current stance appropriate.

Source : Bloomberg

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POPULAR NEWS
Gold Rises as U.S. Riots, Hong Kong Rensions Lift Safe-Haven Appeal

Gold prices climbed on Monday as reports of riots in the United States rattled investors already reeling from the deepening China-U.S. rift, fanning concerns of a fresh economic setback and drove traders towards the safe-haven metal. Spot gold was up 0.6% at $1,736.31 per ounce, as of 1243 GMT. U.S. gold futures were flat at $1,751.30. Protesters in the United States have flooded the streets over the death of George Floyd in police custody, in a wave of outrage sweeping a politically and...

Rallies in the US Continue to Remain Curfews and Emergencies

The demonstrators continued to voice their correction of the death of George Floyd for the death of the sixth night in cities across the US on Sunday (31/5). Fix the problem of confrontation again with the police trying to enforce the curfew. Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Detroit and Philadelphia are among the major cities that have imposed orders that apply to residents at night. The governors of Texas and Virginia have imposed a state of emergency in their state. Fire, vandalism, looting...

Gold edges lower as investors play down U.S.-China tensions

Gold futures traded slightly lower Monday, losing ground as equities drifted into positive territory and investors appeared to play down U.S.-China tensions and a weekend of civil unrest in several U.S. cities. Gold for August delivery on Comex fell $6.50, or 0.4%, to $1,745.10 an ounce, while July silver was up 14.10 cents, or 0.8%, at $18.64 an ounce. Source : MarketWatch

Aussie Dollar Surges As Investors Focus On Recovery From Pandemic

Riskier currencies rose against the dollar on Monday as investors looked to positive signs from China™s post-coronavirus economic recovery and wagered on an easing in Sino-U.S. tensions. The trade-sensitive Australian dollar surged 1% to a three-month high of $0.6742 to lead broader gains that put the dollar close to an 11-week low against a basket of currencies. U.S. President Donald Trump made no move to impose new tariffs on China during a news conference on Friday where he outlined his...

Gold Climbs As U.S. Riots Spark Safe-Haven Rush

Gold prices rose on Monday as riots in major U.S. cities rattled investors already reeling from strained China-U.S. relations and boosted demand for the safe-haven metal, with a weaker dollar lending further support. Spot gold gained 0.8% to $1,739.75 per ounce by 0242 GMT. U.S. gold futures ticked up 0.1% to $1,752.60. Protesters have flooded the streets in the United States over the death of George Floyd in police custody, in a wave of outrage sweeping a politically and racially divided...

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