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Gold loses stream after tapping fresh 6-year highs

Gold futures lost steam on Friday, ending lower for the session as the dollar strengthened. Prices, however, gained for the week after logging their first intraday climb above $1,450 an ounce in six years. August gold trading fell by $1.40, or 0.1%, to settle at $1,426.70 an ounce, after touching an intraday high of $1,454.40. Friday™s intraday high and Thursday™s settlement were the loftiest for a most-active contract since mid-May 2013, according to Dow Jones Market Data. Gold tallied...

Stocks Skid Lower to End Worst Week Since May Smid Disappointment on Fed Rate-cut Plans

U.S. stocks finished firmly lower Friday, capping the worst week for equities since the end of May, as doubts about the magnitude of an expected rate cut by the Federal Reserve softened the buying mood on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 0.3% at 27,154, off 69 points, the S&P 500 index retreated 0.6% at 2,977, while the Nasdaq Composite Index pulled back 0.7% to end at 8,146. For the week, the Dow booked a 0.7% decline, the S&P 500 finished with a weekly slide...

Oil Gains For The Session, But U.S. Prices Drop Over 7% For The Week

Oil futures finished higher Friday after reports that Iran seized a U.K.-flagged ship in the Gulf of Oman. Prices still settled lower for the week, however, on worries about a slowdown in demand. The market saw an "insane downward trend in crude oil this week," said James Hatzigiannis, senior commodities associate at Long Leaf Trading Group. "I think it is a bit of an overreaction and you should see prices recover next week if there [is] any progress on the U.S./China trade front or any...

Stocks steady mid-session Friday as investors ponder corporate earnings, Fed rate cuts and U.S-China trade dispute

U.S. stocks were little changed mid-session Friday, with Wall Street hopeful that the Federal Reserve will take aggressive action to stamp out signs of stress in the economy, while digesting mixed corporate earnings reports against the backdrop of the unresolved U.S.- China trade dispute. The S&P 500 index rose back above 3,000 level in early trade, but all three benchmarks look likely to end slightly lower for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 78 points at 27,301, while...

European stocks close slightly higher as investors await Fed rate decision

European stocks were little changed on Friday as market players awaited news on whether the U.S. Federal Reserve will cut interest rates this month. The pan-European Stoxx 600 hovered around the flatline during afternoon trade and ended the session 0.12% higher to 387.25 with sectors and major bourses pointing in opposite directions. Basic Resources were the strongest performers with a 1.1% climb, while bank stocks were 0.9% lower as Italian banks declined amid tension between the two parties...

US Senate Shuts Out Efforts to Block US Arms Sales to Bahrain, Qatar
Friday, 14 June 2019 11:10 WIB | GLOBAL |AmerikaGlobal

The US Senate on Thursday (13/6) about the rejection of arms sales from Bahrain and Qatar, in the midst of continuing to demand intensive sales of weapons for US allies in the Middle East.

The Senate voted 43-56 which was rejected by Bahrain's resolution from the Foreign Relations Committee and approved when the full assembly. The Senate also voted 42-57 which was rejected by the resolution imposed with Qatar.

The bill issued by Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky was rejected by the Trump administration's decision, which was approved in May, to sell US missile systems to Bahrain and helicopters to Qatar, each valued at around $ 3 billion.

"The Middle East is a hot area and continues to be a threat," Paul said demanding the Senate vote. "I think it is wrong to channel weapons to conflicts that have been going on for a century," he said.

Paul said weapons sent to the Middle East could end up in the hands of American enemies.

"Until now, Iran still has some US weapons, the remaining weapons for the Shah, the former Iranian leader supporting the US that was overthrown in 1979. In Iraq, some weapons to support Iran, there is still a compilation of us fighting Saddam Hussein. "Against the Taliban [after the 9-11 attacks by 2001, some of the weapons we gave to the Mujahideen against Russia (in the 1980s) are still there," Paul added.

Last year, the Senate also foiled the efforts of Senator Rand Paul to divert the sale of the rocket system to Bahrain.

Source : VOA

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POPULAR NEWS
Gold loses stream after tapping fresh 6-year highs

Gold futures lost steam on Friday, ending lower for the session as the dollar strengthened. Prices, however, gained for the week after logging their first intraday climb above $1,450 an ounce in six years. August gold trading fell by $1.40, or 0.1%, to settle at $1,426.70 an ounce, after touching an intraday high of $1,454.40. Friday™s intraday high and Thursday™s settlement were the loftiest for a most-active contract since mid-May 2013, according to Dow Jones Market Data. Gold tallied...

Stocks Skid Lower to End Worst Week Since May Smid Disappointment on Fed Rate-cut Plans

U.S. stocks finished firmly lower Friday, capping the worst week for equities since the end of May, as doubts about the magnitude of an expected rate cut by the Federal Reserve softened the buying mood on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 0.3% at 27,154, off 69 points, the S&P 500 index retreated 0.6% at 2,977, while the Nasdaq Composite Index pulled back 0.7% to end at 8,146. For the week, the Dow booked a 0.7% decline, the S&P 500 finished with a weekly slide...

Oil Gains For The Session, But U.S. Prices Drop Over 7% For The Week

Oil futures finished higher Friday after reports that Iran seized a U.K.-flagged ship in the Gulf of Oman. Prices still settled lower for the week, however, on worries about a slowdown in demand. The market saw an "insane downward trend in crude oil this week," said James Hatzigiannis, senior commodities associate at Long Leaf Trading Group. "I think it is a bit of an overreaction and you should see prices recover next week if there [is] any progress on the U.S./China trade front or any...

Stocks steady mid-session Friday as investors ponder corporate earnings, Fed rate cuts and U.S-China trade dispute

U.S. stocks were little changed mid-session Friday, with Wall Street hopeful that the Federal Reserve will take aggressive action to stamp out signs of stress in the economy, while digesting mixed corporate earnings reports against the backdrop of the unresolved U.S.- China trade dispute. The S&P 500 index rose back above 3,000 level in early trade, but all three benchmarks look likely to end slightly lower for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 78 points at 27,301, while...

European stocks close slightly higher as investors await Fed rate decision

European stocks were little changed on Friday as market players awaited news on whether the U.S. Federal Reserve will cut interest rates this month. The pan-European Stoxx 600 hovered around the flatline during afternoon trade and ended the session 0.12% higher to 387.25 with sectors and major bourses pointing in opposite directions. Basic Resources were the strongest performers with a 1.1% climb, while bank stocks were 0.9% lower as Italian banks declined amid tension between the two parties...

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