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Gold Jumps as Investors Seek a Haven Amid Growing Virus Fears

Spot gold jumped as much as 1.1% to $1,588.68/oz as investors sought a haven amid growing fears over the spread of the coronavirus around the world. Trades 0.7% higher at $1,582.96 at 7:54am in Singapore; rose 0.9% last week. Stock futures and crude oil tumble as investors are spooked by the impact of the virus; Treasury futures climb. Source : Bloomberg

Oil Tumbles on Virus Fear While Saudis See 'Very Limited' Impact

Oil tumbled as the market opened in Asia on fears China's deadly coronavirus will crimp energy demand, prompting Saudi Arabia to say it was closely monitoring the situation. Futures in London and New York plunged more than 3% in early trading as the death toll from the outbreak in China rose and as officials extended the Lunar New Year holiday to help stem the spread of the outbreak. While Goldman Sachs Group Inc. predicted last week that global oil demand may take a hit, Saudi...

Tokyo's Nikkei opens down more than 2% on China virus fears

Tokyo's key Nikkei index dropped more than two percent at the open on Monday on concerns over the potential impact of a new coronavirus that has killed 80 people in China. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 2.04 percent, or 486.13 points, to 23,341.05 in early trade, while the broader Topix index fell 1.84 percent, or 31.77 points, to 1,698.67. Source : AFP

Yen jumps, yuan slumps on worries China struggling to contain virus

The yen rose and the yuan fell in offshore trade on Monday as worries that China is struggling to contain the spread of a pneumonia-like virus sparked a bout of risk aversion. Japan's currency, often sought as a safe-haven in times of uncertainty, rose to the highest in almost three weeks versus the dollar, while the yuan fell to its lowest since Jan. 8. China's cabinet announced it will extend the Lunar New Year holidays to Feb. 2, to strengthen the prevention and control of the new...

Nikkei drops, tourism shares hit by China virus concerns

Japanese shares tumbled on Monday, with tourism-related stocks taking a fresh hit, on fears that a virus outbreak originating from China could be more deadly and harder to contain than initially thought. As of 01:55 GMT, the Nikkei share average was down 1.68% at 23,426.58, turning negative on the year, while the broader Topix lost 1.37% to 1,706.77. China's cabinet said it would extend the week-long Lunar New Year holiday by three days to Feb. 2 in a bid to contain the spread of the disease...

Draghi Talks Tough on Stimulus as ECB Discusses More Rate Cuts
Thursday, 6 June 2019 21:26 WIB | MONETARY | ECBMario Draghi

Mario Draghi hardened his language as he said the European Central Bank won™t shy away from action to support the euro-area economy as growth weakens.

Policy makers are œdetermined to act if needed, citing the œprolonged persistence of uncertainties and the œrising threat of protectionism, the ECB president said in Vilnius after the Governing Council met. Some officials raised the prospect of interest-rate cuts or restarting quantitative easing and there is œconsiderable headroom for more QE, he added.

council extended its pledge to keep interest rates at record lows and announced details on a program for infusing lenders with more cheap cash. That wasn™t enough for some investors in a week when global central banks including the Federal Reserve turned more dovish. German bond yields and the euro rose. Still, bank stocks gained on the details of the long-term loans.

Trade tensions buffeting the global economy have spurred monetary policy makers to move toward easing. Australia reduced rates on Tuesday for the first time in three years and India cut for a third time this year on Thursday, while Fed Chairman Jerome Powell shifted closer to acting.

Draghi said ECB economists downgraded their outlook for growth and inflation next year. The euro-zone economy is now seen expanding 1.4% in 2020 compared with a March forecast for 1.6%. Inflation is seen at 1.3% this year, 1.4% next year and 1.6% in 2021 -- well below target.

The long-term loans to banks will start in September and initially be priced at the main refinancing rate plus 0.1 percentage point. They can fall as low as the deposit rate plus 0.1 percentage point if banks meet lending benchmarks. The main refinancing rate is currently zero, and the deposit rate is minus 0.4%.

Market-based inflation expectations are at their lowest since 2016, a trend that Draghi said policy makers take seriously, while stressing that there is no threat of deflation and a very low probability of recession.

The ECB™s action on Thursday œtakes into account the prolongation of uncertainty with respect to what we saw and believed in March, Draghi told reporters, citing Brexit and rising populism as well as trade.

Markets œmight see a much broader phenomena, where the multilateral order that we have lived in since World War II is disappearing, he said. œAnd then of course the uncertainty about Brexit negotiations, the uncertainty of vulnerabilities of certain emerging-market countries, which are important.

Source: Bloomberg

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POPULAR NEWS
Gold Jumps as Investors Seek a Haven Amid Growing Virus Fears

Spot gold jumped as much as 1.1% to $1,588.68/oz as investors sought a haven amid growing fears over the spread of the coronavirus around the world. Trades 0.7% higher at $1,582.96 at 7:54am in Singapore; rose 0.9% last week. Stock futures and crude oil tumble as investors are spooked by the impact of the virus; Treasury futures climb. Source : Bloomberg

Oil Tumbles on Virus Fear While Saudis See 'Very Limited' Impact

Oil tumbled as the market opened in Asia on fears China's deadly coronavirus will crimp energy demand, prompting Saudi Arabia to say it was closely monitoring the situation. Futures in London and New York plunged more than 3% in early trading as the death toll from the outbreak in China rose and as officials extended the Lunar New Year holiday to help stem the spread of the outbreak. While Goldman Sachs Group Inc. predicted last week that global oil demand may take a hit, Saudi...

Tokyo's Nikkei opens down more than 2% on China virus fears

Tokyo's key Nikkei index dropped more than two percent at the open on Monday on concerns over the potential impact of a new coronavirus that has killed 80 people in China. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 2.04 percent, or 486.13 points, to 23,341.05 in early trade, while the broader Topix index fell 1.84 percent, or 31.77 points, to 1,698.67. Source : AFP

Yen jumps, yuan slumps on worries China struggling to contain virus

The yen rose and the yuan fell in offshore trade on Monday as worries that China is struggling to contain the spread of a pneumonia-like virus sparked a bout of risk aversion. Japan's currency, often sought as a safe-haven in times of uncertainty, rose to the highest in almost three weeks versus the dollar, while the yuan fell to its lowest since Jan. 8. China's cabinet announced it will extend the Lunar New Year holidays to Feb. 2, to strengthen the prevention and control of the new...

Nikkei drops, tourism shares hit by China virus concerns

Japanese shares tumbled on Monday, with tourism-related stocks taking a fresh hit, on fears that a virus outbreak originating from China could be more deadly and harder to contain than initially thought. As of 01:55 GMT, the Nikkei share average was down 1.68% at 23,426.58, turning negative on the year, while the broader Topix lost 1.37% to 1,706.77. China's cabinet said it would extend the week-long Lunar New Year holiday by three days to Feb. 2 in a bid to contain the spread of the disease...

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