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Gold Eases on Profit-Taking, But Poised For Best Week in 11 Years

Gold eased on Friday as some investors booked profits after prices hit a two-week high in the last session amid hopes for further stimulus to curb the coronavirus™ economic toll, but the metal was headed for its best weekly gain in more than 11 years. Spot gold slipped 0.5% to $1,621.07 per ounce by 0035 GMT, having risen to its highest since March 12 on Thursday. The metal was up 8.2% for the week, its biggest since December 2008, on weak U.S. unemployment data and the Federal Reserve™s...

Gold Prices Drops from Two-Week Highs to Stay Below $1,650 Level

Gold prices dropped on Friday in Asia as equities rebounded. Gold Futures for April delivery on the Comex exchange slid 0.7% to $1,640.05 by 12:55 AM ET (04:55 GMT). Despite the losses today, gold prices still traded sharply higher this week, gaining over 8% and heading for its biggest weekly gain in over a decade as the total number of coronavirus cases across the world continued to rise. The U.S. has now overtaken China for the most confirmed cases worldwide, as infections in New York...

Gold Pulls Back but Set for Biggest Weekly Gain Since 2008

Gold futures pulled back Friday, but remained on track for the biggest weekly rise in more than 11 years in a rebound fueled in part by a weaker U.S. dollar and concerns about disruptions in the physical market. Gold for April delivery on Comex fell $33.30, or 2%, to $1.617.90 an ounce, while May silver dropped 22.6 cents, or 1.7%, to $14.45 an ounce. For the week, gold is up nearly 9%, which would mark the biggest weekly rise since December 2008, according to FactSet. A retreat by the U.S....

Gold scores biggest weekly gain since 2008

Gold futures settled with a loss on Friday but still scored the biggest weekly rise in more than 11 years in a rebound fueled in part by a weaker U.S. dollar and concerns about disruptions in the physical market for the precious metal. Gold for April delivery on Comex fell $26.20, or 1.6%, to settle at $1,625 an ounce. For the week, prices for the most-active contract rose 9.5%, which marked the biggest weekly rise since September 2008, according to FactSet. May silver dropped 14.2 cents, or...

Oil Rises as Broader Markets Gain on Hopes For More Stimulus

Oil prices rose on Friday after world leaders promised a massive injection of funds to limit the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, despite fears the outbreak will destroy demand for oil. After tumbling for the past four weeks, Brent crude was up 50 cents, or nearly 2%, at $26.84 a barrel by 0116 GMT, and on track to end the week steady or only slightly lower. U.S. crude was up 60 cents, or 2.7%, at $23.20, and is heading for a weekly gain of about 3%. Both contracts are down...

RBA's Lowe: Further monetary easing may well be required
Tuesday, 24 September 2019 17:33 WIB | FISCAL & MONETARY |RBA

In his speech titled 'An Economic Update' to the Armidale Business Chamber, Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Governor Philip Lowe reiterated that further monetary easing could be required.

"The Board is prepared to ease monetary policy further if needed to support growth, employment, inflation goals," Lowe said ahead of next week's monetary policy meeting. "It's likely an extended period of low interest rates will be required in Australia."

With the initial reaction to Lowe's comments, the AUD/USD pair gained traction and was last up 0.4% on the day at 0.6800. Below are some additional key takeaways, per Reuters.

"Can't ignore structural shifts in global interest rates. If we did seek to ignore these shifts, our exchange rate would appreciate."

"Global uncertainties, weak household consumption, record drought contributing to Australia growth slowdown."

"Gentle turning point for economy has now been reached, strength and durability of pick-up remains to be seen."

"Expecting a modest pick-up in economic growth in the quarters ahead led by low rates, tax cuts, weaker aAUD, government spending."

"Strong rates of employment growth can be sustained without inflation becoming a problem."

"Risks to global economy titled to the downside led by geopolitical uncertainties."

"Sino-US trade, technology dispute most prominent global risk."

"Drought hurting farm incomes, consumption and in turn overall economy."

"House price correction has affected household spending, residential construction."

"Despite these factors, part of the slowing in Australia's economy remains unexplained."

"Seeking to understand the disparity between strong unemployment growth, weak output growth."

"Inflation expected to pick up, but to remain below the midpoint of 2-3% target range for some time to come."

"Low wages growth one of the factors contributing to weak inflation outcomes."

"House price correction, slow rent growth, gov't efforts to ease cost-of-living pressures other factors."

"Fundamental long-term factors for Australia's economy remain strong, challenge is to capitalise on them."

Source : Fxstreet

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POPULAR NEWS
Gold Eases on Profit-Taking, But Poised For Best Week in 11 Years

Gold eased on Friday as some investors booked profits after prices hit a two-week high in the last session amid hopes for further stimulus to curb the coronavirus™ economic toll, but the metal was headed for its best weekly gain in more than 11 years. Spot gold slipped 0.5% to $1,621.07 per ounce by 0035 GMT, having risen to its highest since March 12 on Thursday. The metal was up 8.2% for the week, its biggest since December 2008, on weak U.S. unemployment data and the Federal Reserve™s...

Gold Prices Drops from Two-Week Highs to Stay Below $1,650 Level

Gold prices dropped on Friday in Asia as equities rebounded. Gold Futures for April delivery on the Comex exchange slid 0.7% to $1,640.05 by 12:55 AM ET (04:55 GMT). Despite the losses today, gold prices still traded sharply higher this week, gaining over 8% and heading for its biggest weekly gain in over a decade as the total number of coronavirus cases across the world continued to rise. The U.S. has now overtaken China for the most confirmed cases worldwide, as infections in New York...

Gold Pulls Back but Set for Biggest Weekly Gain Since 2008

Gold futures pulled back Friday, but remained on track for the biggest weekly rise in more than 11 years in a rebound fueled in part by a weaker U.S. dollar and concerns about disruptions in the physical market. Gold for April delivery on Comex fell $33.30, or 2%, to $1.617.90 an ounce, while May silver dropped 22.6 cents, or 1.7%, to $14.45 an ounce. For the week, gold is up nearly 9%, which would mark the biggest weekly rise since December 2008, according to FactSet. A retreat by the U.S....

Gold scores biggest weekly gain since 2008

Gold futures settled with a loss on Friday but still scored the biggest weekly rise in more than 11 years in a rebound fueled in part by a weaker U.S. dollar and concerns about disruptions in the physical market for the precious metal. Gold for April delivery on Comex fell $26.20, or 1.6%, to settle at $1,625 an ounce. For the week, prices for the most-active contract rose 9.5%, which marked the biggest weekly rise since September 2008, according to FactSet. May silver dropped 14.2 cents, or...

Oil Rises as Broader Markets Gain on Hopes For More Stimulus

Oil prices rose on Friday after world leaders promised a massive injection of funds to limit the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, despite fears the outbreak will destroy demand for oil. After tumbling for the past four weeks, Brent crude was up 50 cents, or nearly 2%, at $26.84 a barrel by 0116 GMT, and on track to end the week steady or only slightly lower. U.S. crude was up 60 cents, or 2.7%, at $23.20, and is heading for a weekly gain of about 3%. Both contracts are down...

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