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Yen Surges, Offshore Yuan Tumbles as Trade War Intensifies

The yen surged on Monday as investors flocked to safe-haven assets after a sharp re-escalation in the U.S.-China trade war, which whacked investor confidence and darkened the global economic outlook. The yuan also tumbled in offshore trade, weighed by expectations of a deeper slowdown in China as the world™s two-largest economies exchanged barbs over trade. The Swiss franc and gold, two assets sought during times of heightened risk aversion, shot up in early Asian trade. The yen surged to...

Tokyo's Nikkei Opens Down 2.6% as Yen Surges on Trade Fears

Tokyo's key Nikkei index plunged as much as 2.6 percent at the open on Monday as the yen surged against the dollar on escalating US-China trade tensions. The Nikkei 225 was down 2.56 percent, or 529.86 points, to 20,181.05 in early trade, while the broader Topix index lost 2.45 percent, or 36.78 points, to 1,465.47. Source : AFP

Gold Touches Over Six-Year Peak as Risk-Off Appetite Stoked

Gold prices jumped to a fresh six-year high on Monday as the announcement of new tariffs in the escalating Sino-U.S. trade war sent equity markets tumbling, and investors rushing for safe-haven assets. Spot gold jumped 1.2% to $1,544 per ounce as of 0141 GMT, having earlier touched $1,554.56 an ounce, its highest since April 2013. U.S. gold futures were up 1.1% at $1,554.90 an ounce. On Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced a 5% additional duty on $550 billion in targeted Chinese...

Nikkei Tumbles to 3-Week Low as U.S.-China Trade War Worsens

Japanese shares shed more than 2% on Monday, with China-related firms leading the losses after a fresh escalation in the Sino-U.S. trade war knocked global equities markets. The Nikkei share average fell as much as 2.6% to 20,173.76, its lowest level since Aug. 6, before ending the morning session at 20,258.92, 2.2% lower on the day. China on Friday imposed tariffs on about $75 billion in imports from the United States including some agricultural products, crude oil and small...

Asia Shares Sink, Bonds Surge as Trade Fears Mount

Asian shares were a sea of red on Monday as the latest salvo in the Sino-U.S. trade war shook confidence in the world economy and sent investors steaming to the safe harbors of sovereign bonds, gold and the Japanese yen. Yields on benchmark 10-year Treasury debt dropped to their lowest since mid-2016, while gold hit its highest since April 2013 as risk was shunned. The Chinese yuan also came under pressure, with the dollar quoted up at 7.1710 and markets braced for more intervention from...

Pompeo: US Willing to Talk to Iran With 'No Preconditions'
Monday, 3 June 2019 10:42 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

The United States is willing to hold unconditional talks with Iran to ease tensions between the two countries, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday, but Tehran held out little hope for new negotiations.

"We are prepared to engage in a conversation with no preconditions. We are ready to sit down with them," Pompeo said at a news conference in Switzerland. But the top U.S. diplomat added that "the American effort to fundamentally reverse the malign activity of this Islamic Republic, this revolutionary force, is going to continue."

He said the U.S. is "certainly prepared to have that conversation when the Iranians can prove that they want to behave like a normal nation."

But Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an interview on the ABC News network in the U.S., that new talks with Washington are "not very likely.

Zarif added, œTalking is the continuation of the process of pressure... this may work in a real estate market. It does not work in dealing with Iran."

He called past talks with the United States, in which the U.S. agreed to the 2015 international pact to curb Tehran's ambitions only to have President Donald Trump abrogate it, were "not very optimistic and does not provide an optimistic perspective for a future deal."

He contended, "People think twice before they talk to the United States because they know what they agree to today may not hold tomorrow."

Any possibility of talks between the two countries comes after a series of provocations. After pulling out of the international nuclear deal, Trump subsequently reimposed U.S. economic sanctions in an effort to end Iranian oil exports to the global market, a financial lifeline for the Islamic republic.

Source : VOA

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POPULAR NEWS
Yen Surges, Offshore Yuan Tumbles as Trade War Intensifies

The yen surged on Monday as investors flocked to safe-haven assets after a sharp re-escalation in the U.S.-China trade war, which whacked investor confidence and darkened the global economic outlook. The yuan also tumbled in offshore trade, weighed by expectations of a deeper slowdown in China as the world™s two-largest economies exchanged barbs over trade. The Swiss franc and gold, two assets sought during times of heightened risk aversion, shot up in early Asian trade. The yen surged to...

Tokyo's Nikkei Opens Down 2.6% as Yen Surges on Trade Fears

Tokyo's key Nikkei index plunged as much as 2.6 percent at the open on Monday as the yen surged against the dollar on escalating US-China trade tensions. The Nikkei 225 was down 2.56 percent, or 529.86 points, to 20,181.05 in early trade, while the broader Topix index lost 2.45 percent, or 36.78 points, to 1,465.47. Source : AFP

Gold Touches Over Six-Year Peak as Risk-Off Appetite Stoked

Gold prices jumped to a fresh six-year high on Monday as the announcement of new tariffs in the escalating Sino-U.S. trade war sent equity markets tumbling, and investors rushing for safe-haven assets. Spot gold jumped 1.2% to $1,544 per ounce as of 0141 GMT, having earlier touched $1,554.56 an ounce, its highest since April 2013. U.S. gold futures were up 1.1% at $1,554.90 an ounce. On Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced a 5% additional duty on $550 billion in targeted Chinese...

Nikkei Tumbles to 3-Week Low as U.S.-China Trade War Worsens

Japanese shares shed more than 2% on Monday, with China-related firms leading the losses after a fresh escalation in the Sino-U.S. trade war knocked global equities markets. The Nikkei share average fell as much as 2.6% to 20,173.76, its lowest level since Aug. 6, before ending the morning session at 20,258.92, 2.2% lower on the day. China on Friday imposed tariffs on about $75 billion in imports from the United States including some agricultural products, crude oil and small...

Asia Shares Sink, Bonds Surge as Trade Fears Mount

Asian shares were a sea of red on Monday as the latest salvo in the Sino-U.S. trade war shook confidence in the world economy and sent investors steaming to the safe harbors of sovereign bonds, gold and the Japanese yen. Yields on benchmark 10-year Treasury debt dropped to their lowest since mid-2016, while gold hit its highest since April 2013 as risk was shunned. The Chinese yuan also came under pressure, with the dollar quoted up at 7.1710 and markets braced for more intervention from...

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