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Gold falls 1% as risk appetite firms on recovery optimism

Gold fell over 1% on Tuesday as major economies further eased coronavirus-linked restrictions, fuelling hopes for economic recovery and bolstering risk appetite. Spot gold slipped 1.1% to $1,710.95 per ounce, having earlier hit a low since May 13 at $1,708.47. U.S. gold futures settled down 1.7% at $1,705.60. U.S. stocks surged as investors grew optimistic about business restarts and a potential coronavirus vaccine. Elsewhere, palladium dropped 1.3% to $1,966.43 per ounce, platinum fell...

Gold Falls as Potential Japan Stimulus Boosts Risk Appetite

Gold declined on Monday as Japanese equities rose on news of a potential stimulus program that boosted investors™ risk appetite, though fresh tensions over Hong Kong limited the metal™s fall. Spot gold was down 0.5% at $1,726.18 per ounce by 0512 GMT. U.S. gold futures were fell 0.5% to $1,726.60. Gold on Friday rose as much as 0.8% to touch $1,739.51, before paring gains. Japan is considering fresh stimulus worth over $929 billion, which mostly consists of financial aid programs for...

Gold Edges Lower, Losing Shine as Stocks Rally on Easing Lockdowns, Vaccine Hopes

Gold futures lost some ground Tuesday as global equities rallied in response to easing business lockdowns as the pandemic recedes and encouraging reports of progress toward a COVID-19 vaccine, dulling the yellow metal™s haven appeal. Gold for June delivery on Comex fell $10.60, or 0.6%, to $1,724.90 an ounce, while July silver was up 9.7 cents, or 0.5%, at $17.79 an ounce. Gold is trading "in a scenario where investors are looking for fresh stimuli to move markets. The risk on approach...

Gold Steady As Stronger Equities Offset Political Tensions

Gold traded little changed on Tuesday as gains in equities on optimism over a reopening global economy offset support from a softer dollar and lingering tensions over Hong Kong and Venezuela. Spot gold was flat at $1,729.83 per ounce by 1253 GMT. U.S. gold futures were down 0.2% to $1,732.10. Japan™s Nikkei rose 1% to its highest since early March, while MSCI™s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.1% in early trade. Source : Reuters

Gold eases as equities rally; Hong Kong woes limit losses

Gold edged lower on Tuesday as hopes of economic recovery lifted share markets with many countries easing coronavirus-driven lockdowns, although Sino-U.S. tensions over Hong Kong limited bullion's losses. Spot gold was down 0.3% at $1,724.74 per ounce by 09:06 GMT. U.S. gold futures fell 0.6% to $1,725.10. Elsewhere, palladium dropped 0.9% to $1,973.32 per ounce and platinum fell 0.6% to $833.17, while silver jumped 1% to $17.37. Source : Reuters

RBA Sees Risk of Property-Price Spike as House-Building Dwindles
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 09:03 WIB | FISCAL & MONETARY |RBA

Australia's central bank said there's potential for an upswing in home prices as dwelling construction weakens, while reiterating it's prepared to lower interest rates further.

In minutes of its Sept. 3 policy meeting released in Sydney Tuesday, the Reserve Bank also noted that "the upward trend in wages growth appeared to have stalled" and that forward-looking indicators suggested employment growth would moderate over the next six months. It kept the cash rate unchanged at 1% after back-to-back cuts in June and July.

Policy makers reaffirmed that they see an œextended period of low rates and will ease further œif needed to support sustainable economic growth and faster inflation. The RBA noted positive investment intentions for mining in the 12 months through June 2020, modestly lower plans for non-mining industries and a œparticularly weak outlook for construction.

œThere was likely to be further weakness in dwelling investment in the near term, the RBA said. œMembers recognized that this could sow the seeds of an upswing in the housing price cycle at some point, particularly given the lengthy stages in the construction of higher-density residential housing.

Since the two cuts and an easing of lending restrictions, property prices in Sydney and Melbourne have been resurgent. Policy makers are hoping this will generate a wealth effect that encourages consumers to resume spending, particularly as a government cash rebate is being transferred to households.

œHowever, the bank's liaison with retailers suggested that this had yet to lift spending noticeably, the minutes said. The bank noted that even if the cash œwas used to pay off debts, this would still bring forward the point at which households could increase their spending.

Australian household debt is at a record-high and this is being compounded by weak wages growth.

The minutes also showed members had a œdetailed discussion of the ways in which financial conditions abroad affect Australia. The board noted that Australia's floating exchange rate -- currently near its lowest in some years -- meant policy could be set according to domestic conditions.

At an international level, the RBA expects trade will remain weak for some time and noted that heightened geopolitical uncertainty -- the U.S.-China trade war, Brexit and Europe -- had contributed to lower growth and investment in many economies.

Australian firms didn't seem to have been affected by the weak trade environment as much as counterparts in other advanced economies, the minutes said, pointing out Australian companies are more geared to China's domestic demand and less integrated in global supply chains.

Still, the bank reiterated that œit was reasonable to expect that an extended period of low interest rates would be required, the minutes showed. œMembers would assess developments in both the international and domestic economies, including labor market conditions, and would ease monetary policy further if needed to support sustainable growth in the economy and the achievement of the inflation target over time.

The RBA targets inflation of 2-3% and has struggled to reach that target for almost five years.

Source : Bloomberg

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POPULAR NEWS
Gold falls 1% as risk appetite firms on recovery optimism

Gold fell over 1% on Tuesday as major economies further eased coronavirus-linked restrictions, fuelling hopes for economic recovery and bolstering risk appetite. Spot gold slipped 1.1% to $1,710.95 per ounce, having earlier hit a low since May 13 at $1,708.47. U.S. gold futures settled down 1.7% at $1,705.60. U.S. stocks surged as investors grew optimistic about business restarts and a potential coronavirus vaccine. Elsewhere, palladium dropped 1.3% to $1,966.43 per ounce, platinum fell...

Gold Falls as Potential Japan Stimulus Boosts Risk Appetite

Gold declined on Monday as Japanese equities rose on news of a potential stimulus program that boosted investors™ risk appetite, though fresh tensions over Hong Kong limited the metal™s fall. Spot gold was down 0.5% at $1,726.18 per ounce by 0512 GMT. U.S. gold futures were fell 0.5% to $1,726.60. Gold on Friday rose as much as 0.8% to touch $1,739.51, before paring gains. Japan is considering fresh stimulus worth over $929 billion, which mostly consists of financial aid programs for...

Gold Edges Lower, Losing Shine as Stocks Rally on Easing Lockdowns, Vaccine Hopes

Gold futures lost some ground Tuesday as global equities rallied in response to easing business lockdowns as the pandemic recedes and encouraging reports of progress toward a COVID-19 vaccine, dulling the yellow metal™s haven appeal. Gold for June delivery on Comex fell $10.60, or 0.6%, to $1,724.90 an ounce, while July silver was up 9.7 cents, or 0.5%, at $17.79 an ounce. Gold is trading "in a scenario where investors are looking for fresh stimuli to move markets. The risk on approach...

Gold Steady As Stronger Equities Offset Political Tensions

Gold traded little changed on Tuesday as gains in equities on optimism over a reopening global economy offset support from a softer dollar and lingering tensions over Hong Kong and Venezuela. Spot gold was flat at $1,729.83 per ounce by 1253 GMT. U.S. gold futures were down 0.2% to $1,732.10. Japan™s Nikkei rose 1% to its highest since early March, while MSCI™s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.1% in early trade. Source : Reuters

Gold eases as equities rally; Hong Kong woes limit losses

Gold edged lower on Tuesday as hopes of economic recovery lifted share markets with many countries easing coronavirus-driven lockdowns, although Sino-U.S. tensions over Hong Kong limited bullion's losses. Spot gold was down 0.3% at $1,724.74 per ounce by 09:06 GMT. U.S. gold futures fell 0.6% to $1,725.10. Elsewhere, palladium dropped 0.9% to $1,973.32 per ounce and platinum fell 0.6% to $833.17, while silver jumped 1% to $17.37. Source : Reuters

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