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Gold Prices Settle at a More Than 6-Year High

Gold futures climbed Wednesday to settle at their highest since May 2013, finding support from weakness in the dollar and expectations that the Federal Reserve will cut key interest rates later this month. "The dollar has eased back a little...allowing buck-denominated gold and silver to break further higher," said Fawad Razaqzada, technical analyst at Forex.com. "As well as a weaker dollar, these precious metals have found support from safe haven flows amid weakness on Wall Street, where...

Gold notches back-to-back gains to hit another 6-year peak

Gold futures fell on Thursday after the precious commodity notched a fresh six-year high Wednesday, prompted by a cocktail of lower debt yields, a pause in dollar strength and bullish comments from a prominent hedge-fund investor. August gold trading on Comex tacked on $4.80, or 0.3%, to settle at $1,428.10 an ounce, after climbing by 0.9% on Wednesday. The latest settlement was the highest for a most-active contract since May 13, 2013, FactSet data show. September silver added 22.7 cents,...

Dollar Held Back by Lower U.S. Yields, Rebound in Pound

The dollar nursed light losses on Thursday, weighed down by lower U.S. yields and a rebound in the pound from 27-month lows. The dollar index versus a basket of six major currencies was flat at 97.200 after shedding 0.2% the previous day. The index had climbed to a one-week peak of 97.444 the previous day on stronger-than-expected U.S. retail sales and a slump in sterling. But it nudged lower as Treasury yields fell in the wake of weak U.S. housing market data and concerns about the...

Oil Prices End Lower as U.S. Crude Supplies Fall Less Than Expected And Product Stocks Climb

Oil futures ended with a loss on Wednesday, with U.S. prices at their lowest in about two weeks, as U.S. crude supplies posted a smaller-than-expected weekly decline and stockpiles of gasoline and distillates saw sizable gains. August West Texas Intermediate oil lost 84 cents, or 1.5%, to settle at $56.78 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. That was the lowest front-month contract finish since July 2, according to FactSet data. Source : Marketwatch

Gold Holds Drop as U.S. Data Counter Powell Speech

Gold held a decline as better-than-projected U.S. data raised doubts over the Federal Reserve™s monetary policy path after an expected interest rate cut at the end of this month. U.S. retail sales and factory output in June exceeded expectations and underscored steady economic growth. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell saidTuesday the central bank is œcarefully monitoring downside risks to U.S. growth and œwill act as appropriate to sustain the expansion, echoing his...

Trump Vows to Win 5G Race
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 02:34 WIB | GLOBAL |GOLD

In the race to beat China in the fifth generation of wireless technology, known as 5G, U.S. President Donald Trump is announcing the largest-ever auction of radio frequencies and a $20 billion fund to build a rural fiber-optics backbone.

"We cannot allow any other country to outcompete the United States in this powerful industry of the future," Trump said in the White House Roosevelt Room, flanked by a group of telecommunications tower climbers and farmers. "The race to 5G is a race that we must win."

Starting Dec. 10, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will begin auctioning three chunks of millimeter-wave frequencies (upper 37 GHz, 39 GHz and 47 GHz) for cellphone companies to use.

Some Trump allies had tried to persuade him to effectively nationalize this technology as a matter of national security.

Trump acknowledged that he considered such a plan ” opposed by the FCC and others ” but ultimately backed away from it.

"We don't want to do that. It wouldn't be nearly as good, nearly as fast," Trump said.

"The idea of state-designed and -operated 5G networks in the U.S. makes no sense on its own terms. A competitive, lightly regulated market is the hallmark of the U.S. system. This has delivered success in 4G and will encourage investment and innovation in 5G," London-based Gabriel Brown, a principal analyst at telecommunications research firm Heavy Reading, told VOA.

"It also makes no sense in relation to competition with China ” these are different markets in different phases of development."

Riley Walters, a policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation's Asian Studies Center, agreed, saying the "private sector is the most efficient way to distribute 5G capabilities, even if it's not at the pace nationalization proponents would like to see. Deregulation should help cut the costs for domestic developers to move up their time horizon."

Source : VOA

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POPULAR NEWS
Gold Prices Settle at a More Than 6-Year High

Gold futures climbed Wednesday to settle at their highest since May 2013, finding support from weakness in the dollar and expectations that the Federal Reserve will cut key interest rates later this month. "The dollar has eased back a little...allowing buck-denominated gold and silver to break further higher," said Fawad Razaqzada, technical analyst at Forex.com. "As well as a weaker dollar, these precious metals have found support from safe haven flows amid weakness on Wall Street, where...

Gold notches back-to-back gains to hit another 6-year peak

Gold futures fell on Thursday after the precious commodity notched a fresh six-year high Wednesday, prompted by a cocktail of lower debt yields, a pause in dollar strength and bullish comments from a prominent hedge-fund investor. August gold trading on Comex tacked on $4.80, or 0.3%, to settle at $1,428.10 an ounce, after climbing by 0.9% on Wednesday. The latest settlement was the highest for a most-active contract since May 13, 2013, FactSet data show. September silver added 22.7 cents,...

Dollar Held Back by Lower U.S. Yields, Rebound in Pound

The dollar nursed light losses on Thursday, weighed down by lower U.S. yields and a rebound in the pound from 27-month lows. The dollar index versus a basket of six major currencies was flat at 97.200 after shedding 0.2% the previous day. The index had climbed to a one-week peak of 97.444 the previous day on stronger-than-expected U.S. retail sales and a slump in sterling. But it nudged lower as Treasury yields fell in the wake of weak U.S. housing market data and concerns about the...

Oil Prices End Lower as U.S. Crude Supplies Fall Less Than Expected And Product Stocks Climb

Oil futures ended with a loss on Wednesday, with U.S. prices at their lowest in about two weeks, as U.S. crude supplies posted a smaller-than-expected weekly decline and stockpiles of gasoline and distillates saw sizable gains. August West Texas Intermediate oil lost 84 cents, or 1.5%, to settle at $56.78 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. That was the lowest front-month contract finish since July 2, according to FactSet data. Source : Marketwatch

Gold Holds Drop as U.S. Data Counter Powell Speech

Gold held a decline as better-than-projected U.S. data raised doubts over the Federal Reserve™s monetary policy path after an expected interest rate cut at the end of this month. U.S. retail sales and factory output in June exceeded expectations and underscored steady economic growth. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell saidTuesday the central bank is œcarefully monitoring downside risks to U.S. growth and œwill act as appropriate to sustain the expansion, echoing his...

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