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Gold prices recoup some of their recent losses ahead of U.S. jobs data

Gold futures finished higher Thursday, recouping much of the losses suffered a day earlier, as traders awaited monthly domestic employment data due at the end of the week, which may influence haven demand for the precious metal. Gold for February delivery on Comex added $2.90, or 0.2%, to settle at $1,483.10 an ounce, following a loss of 0.3% on Wednesday. March silver rose 14.3 cents, or 0.9%, to $17.059 an ounce, on the back of a 1.9% loss a day earlier. January platinum declined 0.1% to...

Oil Holds Gains Ahead of OPEC Meeting on Trade, Tighter Supplies

Oil held firm in Asian trading Thursday after surging on increasing optimism for a U.S.-China trade deal, a sharp drawdown in U.S. crude inventories, and as OPEC and its allies prepared to discuss extending or possibly deepening output limits. Futures in New York were little changed after surging 4.2% on Wednesday. The U.S. and China are moving closer to agreeing on the amount of tariffs that would be rolled back in a phase-one trade deal, people familiar with the talks said. That...

Oil Sputters After OPEC+ Fails to Nail Down New Output Target

Oil sputtered near $58 a barrel as the OPEC+ coalition failed to pin down the details of an agreement to adjust its official output target even after six hours of talks in Vienna. Futures were little changed in New York after gyrating throughout the previous session. While the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries is nearing a deal to cut production targets by 500,000 barrels a day, ministers left the cartel™s headquarters on Thursday without cementing an agreement....

Gold Steady as Investors Weigh Trade Hopes, U.S. Jobs

Gold was little changed after see-sawing this week as investors assessed the latest optimism surrounding progress on a trade deal between the U.S. and China, and a lower-than-expected U.S. jobs report. The two countries are moving closer to a phase-one pact despite tensions over Hong Kong and Xinjiang, according to a report Wednesday. That revived risk-on sentiment, which had been curbed earlier this week after President Donald Trump downplayed the urgency of an...

Gold edges lower after fall in U.S. weekly jobless claims

Gold futures lost ground Thursday, turning slightly lower after a fall in weekly U.S. jobless claims underpinned support for stocks and other risky assets, dulling the yellow metal's haven appeal. Gold for February delivery on Comex was off 70 cents, or less than 0.1%, at $, 479.50 an ounce, while March silver rose 1.4 cents, or 0.1%, to $16.93 an ounce. The Labor Department said the number of Americans who applied for first-time unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in seven months...

US Convenes Economic Peace Conference in Bahrain
Wednesday, 26 June 2019 17:37 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

White House senior advisor Jared Kushner said Tuesday an economic plan to promote prosperity for the Palestinians must be approved by them as a necessary precondition for peace.

Speaking at Tuesday's opening of an economic workshop in Bahrain to jumpstart the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians, Kushner also said Palestinians cannot achieve prosperity without a fair political solution.

"Agreeing on an economic pathway forward is a necessary precondition to resolving the previously unsolvable political issues," Kushner said. "To be clear, economic growth and prosperity for the Palestinian people are not possible without an enduring and fair political solution to the conflict ” one that guarantees Israel's security and respects the dignity of the Palestinian people."

Kushner, the son-in-law of U.S. President Donald Trump, said political solutions will not be addressed at the two-day meeting, but acknowledged the need to do so later.

The plan offers $27 billion  in aid to the Palestinians, most of which would be financed by wealthy Arab states led by Saudi Arabia. Some $23 billion would be earmarked for poorer Arab states bordering Israel, namely, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt.

America™s Middle East allies are attending the œPeace to Prosperity conference that was initiated by Kushner but the key players are not there. 

The Palestinian Authority is boycotting the workshop, declaring that the plan is a whitewash and dead on arrival.

Israel is not attending the conference either, because of Arab opposition to normalizing relations before the Palestinian problem is resolved.

Source : VOA

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Gold prices recoup some of their recent losses ahead of U.S. jobs data

Gold futures finished higher Thursday, recouping much of the losses suffered a day earlier, as traders awaited monthly domestic employment data due at the end of the week, which may influence haven demand for the precious metal. Gold for February delivery on Comex added $2.90, or 0.2%, to settle at $1,483.10 an ounce, following a loss of 0.3% on Wednesday. March silver rose 14.3 cents, or 0.9%, to $17.059 an ounce, on the back of a 1.9% loss a day earlier. January platinum declined 0.1% to...

Oil Holds Gains Ahead of OPEC Meeting on Trade, Tighter Supplies

Oil held firm in Asian trading Thursday after surging on increasing optimism for a U.S.-China trade deal, a sharp drawdown in U.S. crude inventories, and as OPEC and its allies prepared to discuss extending or possibly deepening output limits. Futures in New York were little changed after surging 4.2% on Wednesday. The U.S. and China are moving closer to agreeing on the amount of tariffs that would be rolled back in a phase-one trade deal, people familiar with the talks said. That...

Oil Sputters After OPEC+ Fails to Nail Down New Output Target

Oil sputtered near $58 a barrel as the OPEC+ coalition failed to pin down the details of an agreement to adjust its official output target even after six hours of talks in Vienna. Futures were little changed in New York after gyrating throughout the previous session. While the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries is nearing a deal to cut production targets by 500,000 barrels a day, ministers left the cartel™s headquarters on Thursday without cementing an agreement....

Gold Steady as Investors Weigh Trade Hopes, U.S. Jobs

Gold was little changed after see-sawing this week as investors assessed the latest optimism surrounding progress on a trade deal between the U.S. and China, and a lower-than-expected U.S. jobs report. The two countries are moving closer to a phase-one pact despite tensions over Hong Kong and Xinjiang, according to a report Wednesday. That revived risk-on sentiment, which had been curbed earlier this week after President Donald Trump downplayed the urgency of an...

Gold edges lower after fall in U.S. weekly jobless claims

Gold futures lost ground Thursday, turning slightly lower after a fall in weekly U.S. jobless claims underpinned support for stocks and other risky assets, dulling the yellow metal's haven appeal. Gold for February delivery on Comex was off 70 cents, or less than 0.1%, at $, 479.50 an ounce, while March silver rose 1.4 cents, or 0.1%, to $16.93 an ounce. The Labor Department said the number of Americans who applied for first-time unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in seven months...

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