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Strong U.S. Jobs Data Supports Dollar as Market Looks to U.S.-China Trade Deal

The dollar held firm on Monday after data showed surprise strength in the U.S. jobs market, but the currency was restrained from moving higher by worries about an escalation in the U.S.-China trade war. The dollar index stood almost flat at 97.704 in early Asian trade on Monday, after rising 0.3% on Friday. The euro traded at $1.10575 , after hitting a one-week low of $1.10395 on Friday. The dollar changed hands at 108.57 yen . It had lifted to 108.92 yen on the U.S. jobs data before losing...

Gold Holds Drop as Equities Rally on Solid U.S. Jobs

Gold held a decline after a better-than-expected U.S. payrolls report on Friday led to a surge in equities, damping demand for haven assets. Job gains roared back in November and wages topped estimates, giving the Federal Reserve more reason to hold interest rates steady after three straight cuts. Payrolls jumped 266,000 last month, the most since January, according to a government report that topped all forecasts in a Bloomberg survey. In focus this week are the Fed™s and...

Tokyo: Stocks Open Higher With Eyes on Key Global Events

Tokyo stocks opened higher on Monday extending rallies on Wall Street after strong jobs data, as investors closely watched key events this week including central bank meetings and the UK elections. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.34 per cent or 79.11 points to 23,433.51 in early trade, while the broader Topix index was up 0.36 per cent or 6.11 points at 1,719.47. Source : AFP

Oil Drops From 12-Week High as Demand Woes Overshadow Output Cut

Oil retreated from a 12-week high as optimism spurred by Saudi Arabia's surprise output cut was overshadowed by demand concerns. West Texas Intermediate for January delivery fell 28 cents, or 0.5%, to $58.92 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange as of 9:47 a.m. in Singapore. The contract closed at $59.20 on Friday, the highest since Sept. 17. It climbed 7.3% last week, the most since mid-June. Brent for February settlement dropped 23 cents, or 0.4%, to $64.16 a barrel on the...

Gold Prices Near Flat; Fed Meeting, Trade News Eyed

Gold prices stayed near flat on Monday in Asia as traders awaited the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later this week and updates on the Sino-U.S. trade developments. U.S. Gold Futures were little changed at $1,464.85 by 1:10 AM ET (05:10 GMT). The yellow metal suffered a steep drop on Friday following a better-than-expected U.S. nonfarm payrolls report, which sent the U.S. dollar and stocks higher.U.S. Labor Department data showed that employers added 266,000 jobs in November - the most since...

ECB Cuts Rates, Restarts QE to Fight Slowdown as Draghi Era Ends
Thursday, 12 September 2019 19:18 WIB | FISCAL & MONETARY |Bank Sentral Eropa ECB

The European Central Bank cut interest rates further below zero and said it™ll resume bond purchases as President Mario Draghi overcame critics of his stimulus policies to make a final run at reflating the euro-area economy.

The Governing Council reduced the deposit rate to minus 0.5% from minus 0.4%, and will buy debt at 20 billion euros ($22 billion) a month starting Nov. 1. Banks will get exemptions from the negative rate for some of their deposits after an outcry from lenders about the squeeze on profitability. Draghi will hold a press conference at 2:30 p.m. in Frankfurt.

The ECB™s measures also included new rate guidance and new terms for long-term loans. On the latter, it scrapped a 10-basis point rate premium it previously announced.

On guidance, it now expects interest rates to remain at their present or lower levels until it has seen the inflation outlook œrobustly converge to its goal, and it said such convergence must be œconsistently reflected in underlying inflation dynamics. It previously expected rates to stay unchanged until mid-2020.

The announcement of a new stimulus package is a remarkable turn of events, just nine months after the ECB signaled it was done with ever-looser policy. Now inflation is running at barely half the goal of just under 2%, and the manufacturing sector is in a contraction that risks spreading to the rest of the economy.

Source : Bloomberg

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POPULAR NEWS
Strong U.S. Jobs Data Supports Dollar as Market Looks to U.S.-China Trade Deal

The dollar held firm on Monday after data showed surprise strength in the U.S. jobs market, but the currency was restrained from moving higher by worries about an escalation in the U.S.-China trade war. The dollar index stood almost flat at 97.704 in early Asian trade on Monday, after rising 0.3% on Friday. The euro traded at $1.10575 , after hitting a one-week low of $1.10395 on Friday. The dollar changed hands at 108.57 yen . It had lifted to 108.92 yen on the U.S. jobs data before losing...

Gold Holds Drop as Equities Rally on Solid U.S. Jobs

Gold held a decline after a better-than-expected U.S. payrolls report on Friday led to a surge in equities, damping demand for haven assets. Job gains roared back in November and wages topped estimates, giving the Federal Reserve more reason to hold interest rates steady after three straight cuts. Payrolls jumped 266,000 last month, the most since January, according to a government report that topped all forecasts in a Bloomberg survey. In focus this week are the Fed™s and...

Tokyo: Stocks Open Higher With Eyes on Key Global Events

Tokyo stocks opened higher on Monday extending rallies on Wall Street after strong jobs data, as investors closely watched key events this week including central bank meetings and the UK elections. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.34 per cent or 79.11 points to 23,433.51 in early trade, while the broader Topix index was up 0.36 per cent or 6.11 points at 1,719.47. Source : AFP

Oil Drops From 12-Week High as Demand Woes Overshadow Output Cut

Oil retreated from a 12-week high as optimism spurred by Saudi Arabia's surprise output cut was overshadowed by demand concerns. West Texas Intermediate for January delivery fell 28 cents, or 0.5%, to $58.92 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange as of 9:47 a.m. in Singapore. The contract closed at $59.20 on Friday, the highest since Sept. 17. It climbed 7.3% last week, the most since mid-June. Brent for February settlement dropped 23 cents, or 0.4%, to $64.16 a barrel on the...

Gold Prices Near Flat; Fed Meeting, Trade News Eyed

Gold prices stayed near flat on Monday in Asia as traders awaited the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later this week and updates on the Sino-U.S. trade developments. U.S. Gold Futures were little changed at $1,464.85 by 1:10 AM ET (05:10 GMT). The yellow metal suffered a steep drop on Friday following a better-than-expected U.S. nonfarm payrolls report, which sent the U.S. dollar and stocks higher.U.S. Labor Department data showed that employers added 266,000 jobs in November - the most since...

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