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Gold falls to three-month low as demand for haven assets wanes

Gold futures settled firmly lower Monday, driving the yellow metal to the weakest level level in about three months. December gold concluded the session off $5.80, or 0.4%, at $1,457.10, marking the lowest finish for the most-active contract since early August, according to Dow Jones Market Data. A recent resurgence in equity markets, notably the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 index have sapped demand for gold and assets perceived as havens, including Treasurys. Indeed,...

Crude Oil Dips Amid Mixed Signals on Trade Talks From Trump

Oil eased in Asian trading Monday after President Donald Trump said trade talks with Beijing were progressing, while casting doubt on how far the White House was prepared to bend in removing tariffs. Brent crude futures were down 0.3%, after rising 0.4% on Friday. The global crude benchmark gained 1.3% over the past week. Trump said Saturday that negotiations with China are moving along œvery nicely, and said the leaders in Beijing wanted a deal œmuch more than I do....

Tokyo stocks open higher on trade hopes

Tokyo stocks opened higher on Monday, helped by rallies on Wall Street amid increasing optimism over the US-China trade talks. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.21 percent or 49.05 points at 23,440.92 in early trade, while the broader Topix index was up 0.36 percent or 6.12 points at 1,708.89. Source: AFP

Gold Rebounds Amid Hong Kong Unrest; Palladium Drops

Gold advanced after its biggest weekly drop in three years as investors weigh the latest developments in U.S.-China trade talks and escalating unrest in Hong Kong. Palladium fell to a one-month low. President Donald Trump said Saturday trade talks with China are moving along œvery nicely, and said the leaders in Beijing wanted a deal œmuch more than I do. Citywide protests in Hong Kong that saw a demonstrator shot helped support demand for haven assets after last week™s...

Dollar consolidates gains amid cautious optimism on tariff deal

The dollar held near multi-week highs on Monday amid optimism that the United States and China would roll back tariffs that have hurt global growth. Against the Australian dollar the greenback stood just below a two-week peak at $0.6857. Against the New Zealand dollar, it was close to a month high at $0.6336, and likewise against a basket of currencies at 98.358. Moves were slight as traders kept a wary eye for further news on the U.S.-China trade war. The dollar was marginally weaker...

To Journalists, Trump-Putin Banter About Getting 'Rid' of Journalists No Laughing Matter
Tuesday, 2 July 2019 18:51 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

To U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, it was a moment for levity as they sat down to talk last week in Japan on the sidelines of the G-20 economic summit.

And the American leader had an idea for what to do with the pack of journalists that was hovering there to take note of the two leaders' first public get-together in a year.

"Get rid of them. Fake news is a great term, isn't it?" Trump said. "You don't have this problem in Russia, but we do."

"We also have," Putin answered, in English. "It's the same."

Then, according to news accounts of the exchange, the two leaders shared a chuckle over their seemingly self-satisfying repartee.

Trump routinely describes journalists as "the enemy of the people," an expression first common in world literature and a century ago popularized by Russian autocrat Vladimir Lenin. The U.S. president also regularly describes factual mainstream news stories as "fake news," a term he once acknowledged actually described stories he does not like about himself and his administration. He recently called an accurate New York Times story he did not like ” about digital U.S. incursions into the Russian power grid ” "a virtual act of treason."

The Committee to Protect Journalists said 28 journalists have been murdered in Russia since Putin first assumed power in 2000, with the reporters and editors often killed under mysterious circumstances. Many of the Russian journalists, according to the New York-based journalists' advocacy group, were well-known for investigating government corruption and wrong-doing by both national and local Russian officials.

To guardians for freedom of the press, Trump's and Putin's brief comments in Osaka, Japan, were not to be taken lightly, and were a telling reflection of the leaders' disdain for the role journalists play in informing the world of important events and writing the first version of history.

Source : VOA

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Gold falls to three-month low as demand for haven assets wanes

Gold futures settled firmly lower Monday, driving the yellow metal to the weakest level level in about three months. December gold concluded the session off $5.80, or 0.4%, at $1,457.10, marking the lowest finish for the most-active contract since early August, according to Dow Jones Market Data. A recent resurgence in equity markets, notably the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 index have sapped demand for gold and assets perceived as havens, including Treasurys. Indeed,...

Crude Oil Dips Amid Mixed Signals on Trade Talks From Trump

Oil eased in Asian trading Monday after President Donald Trump said trade talks with Beijing were progressing, while casting doubt on how far the White House was prepared to bend in removing tariffs. Brent crude futures were down 0.3%, after rising 0.4% on Friday. The global crude benchmark gained 1.3% over the past week. Trump said Saturday that negotiations with China are moving along œvery nicely, and said the leaders in Beijing wanted a deal œmuch more than I do....

Tokyo stocks open higher on trade hopes

Tokyo stocks opened higher on Monday, helped by rallies on Wall Street amid increasing optimism over the US-China trade talks. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.21 percent or 49.05 points at 23,440.92 in early trade, while the broader Topix index was up 0.36 percent or 6.12 points at 1,708.89. Source: AFP

Gold Rebounds Amid Hong Kong Unrest; Palladium Drops

Gold advanced after its biggest weekly drop in three years as investors weigh the latest developments in U.S.-China trade talks and escalating unrest in Hong Kong. Palladium fell to a one-month low. President Donald Trump said Saturday trade talks with China are moving along œvery nicely, and said the leaders in Beijing wanted a deal œmuch more than I do. Citywide protests in Hong Kong that saw a demonstrator shot helped support demand for haven assets after last week™s...

Dollar consolidates gains amid cautious optimism on tariff deal

The dollar held near multi-week highs on Monday amid optimism that the United States and China would roll back tariffs that have hurt global growth. Against the Australian dollar the greenback stood just below a two-week peak at $0.6857. Against the New Zealand dollar, it was close to a month high at $0.6336, and likewise against a basket of currencies at 98.358. Moves were slight as traders kept a wary eye for further news on the U.S.-China trade war. The dollar was marginally weaker...

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