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Gold prices slip a bit ahead of Fed meeting this week

Gold futures settled at a slight loss on Monday, finding little reason to move in either direction ahead of a mid-week policy update from the Federal Reserve and a U.K. general election that could roil markets. February gold on Comex lost 20 cents, or 0.01%, to settle at $1,464.90 an ounce, after declining 0.5% last week. March silver meanwhile, added 4.6 cents, or 0.3%, at $16.642 an ounce, following a weekly decline of 3%, according to FactSet data. Among other metals traded on Comex,...

Strong U.S. Jobs Data Supports Dollar as Market Looks to U.S.-China Trade Deal

The dollar held firm on Monday after data showed surprise strength in the U.S. jobs market, but the currency was restrained from moving higher by worries about an escalation in the U.S.-China trade war. The dollar index stood almost flat at 97.704 in early Asian trade on Monday, after rising 0.3% on Friday. The euro traded at $1.10575 , after hitting a one-week low of $1.10395 on Friday. The dollar changed hands at 108.57 yen . It had lifted to 108.92 yen on the U.S. jobs data before losing...

Dollar Steadies as Investors Brace for Key Risk Events

The dollar and yen held the safe-haven high ground on Tuesday, with investors on edge ahead of a looming tariff deadline, the UK election and upcoming central bank meetings in Europe and the United States. Front of mind is whether Washington will go ahead with a fresh round of tariffs on Sunday, or whether a deal with China can be reached before then. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Friday that the Dec. 15 deadline is still in place, but Bloomberg reported Agriculture...

Gold Prices Step Higher as Ahead of Fed Meeting, Buoyed by Weaker Buck

Gold futures headed higher Friday morning as weakness in the U.S. dollar helped to prop up the yellow metal ahead of a policy update from the Federal Reserve due in the middle of the week and a U.K. general election that could roil markets. February gold on Comex picked up $3.70, or 0.3%, to trade at $1,468.90 an ounce, after declining 0.5% last week. March silver meanwhile, added 8 cents, or 0.5%, at $16.680 an ounce, following a weekly decline of 3%, according to FactSet data. On Monday...

Oil Steady as Stockpile Drop Forecast Weighed Against Trade War

Oil was little changed as investors weighed an expected drop in American crude stockpiles against the possibility of the U.S. imposing extra tariffs on a new $160 billion swath of Chinese goods this Sunday. West Texas Intermediate for January delivery was down 13 cents to $58.89/bbl on the New York Mercantile Exchange as of 7:45am Singapore time. Brent futures for February settlement closed 14 cents lower at $64.25/bbl on London's ICE Futures Europe Exchange on Monday. The global...

Trump: 'Not Looking for War' With Iran
Monday, 24 June 2019 19:44 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

U.S. President Donald Trump says he is "not looking for war" with Iran and willing to negotiate with its leaders without preconditions, but that under no circumstances can the Islamic Republic be allowed to mass a nuclear weapons arsenal.

Trump told NBC's Meet the Press show that if the U.S. went to war with Iran, "It'll be obliteration like you've never seen before."

"But," he added, "I'm not looking to do that."

The U.S. leader said, "Here it is. Look, you can't have nuclear weapons. And if you want to talk about it, good. Otherwise, you can live in a shattered economy for a long time."

Trump's comments, taped Friday, were aired after he announced Saturday, without providing any details, that he plans to impose "major" new sanctions on Iran on Monday. He said the sanctions would be dropped as soon as the country becomes "a productive and prosperous nation again."

Two other key U.S. officials, national security adviser John Bolton and Vice President Mike Pence, issued new warnings to Iran that Trump's last-minute decision to not militarily retaliate for Tehran's Thursday shoot-down of an unmanned U.S. drone near the Strait of Hormuz should not be viewed as a sign of "weakness."

"Neither Iran nor any other hostile actor should mistake U.S. prudence and discretion for weakness," Bolton said in Jerusalem ahead of a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Pence told the CNN television network, "Iran must not take restraint for a lack of resolve. This is a president who hopes for the best for the Iranian people...but we will stand up to their provocations."

Source : VOA

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POPULAR NEWS
Gold prices slip a bit ahead of Fed meeting this week

Gold futures settled at a slight loss on Monday, finding little reason to move in either direction ahead of a mid-week policy update from the Federal Reserve and a U.K. general election that could roil markets. February gold on Comex lost 20 cents, or 0.01%, to settle at $1,464.90 an ounce, after declining 0.5% last week. March silver meanwhile, added 4.6 cents, or 0.3%, at $16.642 an ounce, following a weekly decline of 3%, according to FactSet data. Among other metals traded on Comex,...

Strong U.S. Jobs Data Supports Dollar as Market Looks to U.S.-China Trade Deal

The dollar held firm on Monday after data showed surprise strength in the U.S. jobs market, but the currency was restrained from moving higher by worries about an escalation in the U.S.-China trade war. The dollar index stood almost flat at 97.704 in early Asian trade on Monday, after rising 0.3% on Friday. The euro traded at $1.10575 , after hitting a one-week low of $1.10395 on Friday. The dollar changed hands at 108.57 yen . It had lifted to 108.92 yen on the U.S. jobs data before losing...

Dollar Steadies as Investors Brace for Key Risk Events

The dollar and yen held the safe-haven high ground on Tuesday, with investors on edge ahead of a looming tariff deadline, the UK election and upcoming central bank meetings in Europe and the United States. Front of mind is whether Washington will go ahead with a fresh round of tariffs on Sunday, or whether a deal with China can be reached before then. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Friday that the Dec. 15 deadline is still in place, but Bloomberg reported Agriculture...

Gold Prices Step Higher as Ahead of Fed Meeting, Buoyed by Weaker Buck

Gold futures headed higher Friday morning as weakness in the U.S. dollar helped to prop up the yellow metal ahead of a policy update from the Federal Reserve due in the middle of the week and a U.K. general election that could roil markets. February gold on Comex picked up $3.70, or 0.3%, to trade at $1,468.90 an ounce, after declining 0.5% last week. March silver meanwhile, added 8 cents, or 0.5%, at $16.680 an ounce, following a weekly decline of 3%, according to FactSet data. On Monday...

Oil Steady as Stockpile Drop Forecast Weighed Against Trade War

Oil was little changed as investors weighed an expected drop in American crude stockpiles against the possibility of the U.S. imposing extra tariffs on a new $160 billion swath of Chinese goods this Sunday. West Texas Intermediate for January delivery was down 13 cents to $58.89/bbl on the New York Mercantile Exchange as of 7:45am Singapore time. Brent futures for February settlement closed 14 cents lower at $64.25/bbl on London's ICE Futures Europe Exchange on Monday. The global...

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