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Gold Futures Post a Gain For a 4th Week in a Row

Gold futures rallied Friday, with China™s plan for retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods helping to boost investor interest in the haven metal. "Gold is likely to be most volatile during FOMC meetings and days (like today) when we receive a barrage of tweets from President [Donald] Trump and headlines concerning global trade," said Matthew Miller, equity analyst at CFRA Research. "The news regarding China's trade retaliation and [Trump's] multiple tweets attacking the Federal Reserve are...

Gold Prices Drop Ahead of Jackson Hole Symposium

Gold prices traded lower on Friday in Asia ahead of the Federal Reserve™s annual Jackson Hole Symposium, where Fed Chair Jerome Powell is expected to provide clarity on future monetary easing plans. Gold Futures for December delivery, traded on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, fell 0.2% to $1,504.85 by 1:11 AM ET (05:11 GMT). Markets currently expect the Fed to slash rates again at its next meeting in September, but uncertainties surrounding the direction of future...

Powell: U.S. in 'favorable' place, Fed will 'act as appropriate'

The U.S. economy is in a "favorable place" and the Federal Reserve will "act as appropriate" to keep the current economic expansion on track, Fed chair Jerome Powell said on Friday in remarks that gave few clues about whether the central bank will cut interest rates at its next meeting or not. The chair, under pressure from President Donald Trump to cut rates soon and deeply, listed a series of economic and geopolitical risks that the Fed is monitoring ” many of them, Powell noted, linked...

Gold set for worst week in nearly 5 months; Powell's speech in focus

Gold eased on Friday and was set for its worst week in nearly five months, as lack of clarity from the U.S. Federal Reserve on the outlook for interest rate cuts triggered investors to cash in some gains ahead of Jerome Powell's speech at Jackson Hole. Spot gold was down 0.2% to $1,495.80 per ounce, as of 08:05 GMT. The metal has lost nearly 1.2% so far this week, on track for its biggest weekly percentage decline since March 29. U.S. gold futures also slipped 0.2% to $1,505.50 an...

Gold prices head lower, set to snap weekly streak of gains ahead of Powell speech

Gold futures on Friday headed modestly lower ahead of much-awaited speech from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell near Jackson Hole, Wyo., which could provide some insights about health of the U.S. economy and the path of monetary policy ” key drivers for commodities. Powell is set to speak Friday at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. Powell's speech comes after Kansas City Fed Esther George and the Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker, said on CNBC that they would like to hold interest rates...

Climate Change Will Lead to Huge Job, Economic Losses
Tuesday, 2 July 2019 11:01 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

A new report from the International Labor Organization (ILO) warns that increasing heat stress due to global warming will result in huge job and economic losses in 2030, with poor countries being the biggest losers.

The ILO report titled œWorking on a warmer planet: The impact of heat stress on labor productivity and decent work says rising temperatures and increasing heat stress at work will lead to the loss of 80 million full time jobs and to global economic losses of $2.4 trillion in  2030.

Authors of the study call their estimates conservative as projections are based on a global temperature rise of 1.5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century. Climate scientists predict temperatures could rise by as much as 3 degrees Celsius. 

The report says people who work outdoors mainly in the agricultural and construction sectors will be most affected by rising temperatures.  It says agriculture will account for 60 percent of global working hours lost due to heat stress, followed by the construction sector with an estimated loss of 19 percent. 

The chief of the ILO's research department and a main author of the report, Catherine Saget, says southern Asia and western Africa are the most seriously affected regions. Seven of the hardest-hit areas are described as least-developed countries in Africa. 

The ILO urges governments to enact policies to address heat stress risks and protect workers. These include the creation of better working conditions and improving early warning systems for heat events. It also calls for enhancing occupational safety and health to help people tackle heat-related hazards.

Source : VOA News

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Gold Futures Post a Gain For a 4th Week in a Row

Gold futures rallied Friday, with China™s plan for retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods helping to boost investor interest in the haven metal. "Gold is likely to be most volatile during FOMC meetings and days (like today) when we receive a barrage of tweets from President [Donald] Trump and headlines concerning global trade," said Matthew Miller, equity analyst at CFRA Research. "The news regarding China's trade retaliation and [Trump's] multiple tweets attacking the Federal Reserve are...

Gold Prices Drop Ahead of Jackson Hole Symposium

Gold prices traded lower on Friday in Asia ahead of the Federal Reserve™s annual Jackson Hole Symposium, where Fed Chair Jerome Powell is expected to provide clarity on future monetary easing plans. Gold Futures for December delivery, traded on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, fell 0.2% to $1,504.85 by 1:11 AM ET (05:11 GMT). Markets currently expect the Fed to slash rates again at its next meeting in September, but uncertainties surrounding the direction of future...

Powell: U.S. in 'favorable' place, Fed will 'act as appropriate'

The U.S. economy is in a "favorable place" and the Federal Reserve will "act as appropriate" to keep the current economic expansion on track, Fed chair Jerome Powell said on Friday in remarks that gave few clues about whether the central bank will cut interest rates at its next meeting or not. The chair, under pressure from President Donald Trump to cut rates soon and deeply, listed a series of economic and geopolitical risks that the Fed is monitoring ” many of them, Powell noted, linked...

Gold set for worst week in nearly 5 months; Powell's speech in focus

Gold eased on Friday and was set for its worst week in nearly five months, as lack of clarity from the U.S. Federal Reserve on the outlook for interest rate cuts triggered investors to cash in some gains ahead of Jerome Powell's speech at Jackson Hole. Spot gold was down 0.2% to $1,495.80 per ounce, as of 08:05 GMT. The metal has lost nearly 1.2% so far this week, on track for its biggest weekly percentage decline since March 29. U.S. gold futures also slipped 0.2% to $1,505.50 an...

Gold prices head lower, set to snap weekly streak of gains ahead of Powell speech

Gold futures on Friday headed modestly lower ahead of much-awaited speech from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell near Jackson Hole, Wyo., which could provide some insights about health of the U.S. economy and the path of monetary policy ” key drivers for commodities. Powell is set to speak Friday at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. Powell's speech comes after Kansas City Fed Esther George and the Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker, said on CNBC that they would like to hold interest rates...

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