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Gold Futures Post Their First Gain in 3 Sessions

Gold futures climbed on Monday to score their first gain in three sessions, moving back toward the nearly nine-year high they reached on Wednesday. Investors eyed the rising number of cases in the U.S., which lifted expectations for further central bank stimulus measures to offset the effects of the pandemic's hit to the economy. August gold rose $12.20, or 0.7%, to settle at $1,814.10 an ounce. Prices on Wednesday settled at $1,820.60, the highest for a most-active contract since Sept. 14,...

Gold Trades Steady as Virus, Equities’ Advance Weighed

Spot gold was steady in Asian trading as investors weigh virus developments in the U.S amid expectations Asian equities will open higher on Monday. Asia stocks are set for a higher open on Monday as investors look to the start of earnings season for clues on how companies are faring in the pandemic. Spot gold +0.1% to $1,801.02 at 7:40 a.m. in Singapore. Spot silver gained for second day. Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index

Oil slips as traders eye supply cut easing at OPEC meeting

Oil slipped in early Asian trade on Monday as traders eyed an OPEC technical meeting this week which is expected to recommend an easing in supply cuts that have been propping up crude prices. Brent crude LCOc1 fell 27 cents to $42.97 a barrel by 0114 GMT while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude CLc1 was at $40.27 a barrel, down 28 cents. Oil was little changed last week as a resurgence of coronavirus cases prompted several U.S. states to impose tighter travel restrictions that could dampen...

Asia Pacific stocks jump as investors shrug off rising coronavirus cases

Stocks in Asia traded higher on Monday morning as investors shrug off concerns over the rising number of coronavirus cases stateside. The Nikkei 225 in Japan rose 1.34% in early trade as shares of conglomerate Softbank Group and robot maker Fanuc jumped more than 2% each. The Topix index also advanced 1.44%. South Korea™s Kospi gained 0.6%. Meanwhile, Australia™s S&P/ASX 200 added 1.44% as shares of major banks such as Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Westpac surged more than 2%...

Gold Rises as Investors Weigh Virus, Equities' Advance

Spot gold climbed as investors weighed virus developments in the U.S and the advance in equities on Monday. U.S. virus cases rose to 3.27 million with almost 56,000 new infections, less than the one-week average daily increase. Even so, Florida broke the daily record for all U.S. states with more than 15,000 new cases and South Carolina has a record positive rate. New York City reported its first day with zero confirmed or probable virus deaths on Sunday. Outside of the...

RBA releases quarterly Statement on Monetary Policy: Repeating the same dovishness
Friday, 9 August 2019 08:55 WIB | FISCAL & MONETARY |RBA

The Reserve Bank of Australia has released its quarterly Statement on Monetary Policy. This follows a recent hold in interest rates and a brief statement that indicated fairly modest changes compared to May.  "The RBA's œcentral scenario is for the Australian economy to grow by around 2½ per cent over 2019 and 2¾ per cent over 2020. Inflation is expected to take longer to return to target, œa little under 2 per cent over 2020 and a little above 2 per cent over 2021," analysts at Westpac explained.

"The Australian economy has been navigating a period of slow growth, with subdued growth in household income weighing on consumption spending. In contrast, employment growth has been strong. The response of labour supply has been even stronger, taking the participation rate to a record level. Despite the strong employment growth, the unemployment rate has increased to 5.2 per cent, where it has remained for three months. Domestic inflation pressures remain subdued. Housing-related inflation has been particularly soft lately, compounding the ongoing effects of spare capacity in the labour market and the resulting slow growth in labour costs."

Sees Dec 2019 GDP at 2.5%, Dec 2020 at 2.75% and June 2021 at 3.0%. Sees Dec 2019 at 1.5%, Dec 2020 at 1.75%, and Dec 2021 at 2.0%. Board prepared to ease policy if needed, watching labour market closely. Reasonable to expect extended period of low interest rates. Near-term risks to economic growth are more to the downside. RBA sees underlying inflation at 1.5% Dec 2019, 1.75% Dec 2020, 2% for both June 2021 and Dec 2021.

The RBA Monetary Policy Statement released by the Reserve bank of Australia reviews economic and financial conditions, determines the appropriate stance of monetary policy and assesses the risks to its long-run goals of price stability and sustainable economic growth. It is considered as a clear guide to the future RBA interest rate policy. Any changes in this report affect the AUD volatility. If the RBA statement shows a hawkish outlook, that is seen as positive (or bullish) for the AUD, while a dovish outlook is seen as negatvie (or bearish).

Source : FXstreet

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POPULAR NEWS
Gold Futures Post Their First Gain in 3 Sessions

Gold futures climbed on Monday to score their first gain in three sessions, moving back toward the nearly nine-year high they reached on Wednesday. Investors eyed the rising number of cases in the U.S., which lifted expectations for further central bank stimulus measures to offset the effects of the pandemic's hit to the economy. August gold rose $12.20, or 0.7%, to settle at $1,814.10 an ounce. Prices on Wednesday settled at $1,820.60, the highest for a most-active contract since Sept. 14,...

Gold Trades Steady as Virus, Equities’ Advance Weighed

Spot gold was steady in Asian trading as investors weigh virus developments in the U.S amid expectations Asian equities will open higher on Monday. Asia stocks are set for a higher open on Monday as investors look to the start of earnings season for clues on how companies are faring in the pandemic. Spot gold +0.1% to $1,801.02 at 7:40 a.m. in Singapore. Spot silver gained for second day. Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index

Oil slips as traders eye supply cut easing at OPEC meeting

Oil slipped in early Asian trade on Monday as traders eyed an OPEC technical meeting this week which is expected to recommend an easing in supply cuts that have been propping up crude prices. Brent crude LCOc1 fell 27 cents to $42.97 a barrel by 0114 GMT while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude CLc1 was at $40.27 a barrel, down 28 cents. Oil was little changed last week as a resurgence of coronavirus cases prompted several U.S. states to impose tighter travel restrictions that could dampen...

Asia Pacific stocks jump as investors shrug off rising coronavirus cases

Stocks in Asia traded higher on Monday morning as investors shrug off concerns over the rising number of coronavirus cases stateside. The Nikkei 225 in Japan rose 1.34% in early trade as shares of conglomerate Softbank Group and robot maker Fanuc jumped more than 2% each. The Topix index also advanced 1.44%. South Korea™s Kospi gained 0.6%. Meanwhile, Australia™s S&P/ASX 200 added 1.44% as shares of major banks such as Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Westpac surged more than 2%...

Gold Rises as Investors Weigh Virus, Equities' Advance

Spot gold climbed as investors weighed virus developments in the U.S and the advance in equities on Monday. U.S. virus cases rose to 3.27 million with almost 56,000 new infections, less than the one-week average daily increase. Even so, Florida broke the daily record for all U.S. states with more than 15,000 new cases and South Carolina has a record positive rate. New York City reported its first day with zero confirmed or probable virus deaths on Sunday. Outside of the...

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