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Gold Futures Settle with a Modest Loss

Gold futures posted a modest loss on Tuesday, holding ground above the key $1,800 an ounce mark. Gold "definitely saw some profit taking but it is more wait and see" ahead of the next big catalyst or move, said James Hatzigiannis, chief market strategist at Ploutus Capital Advisors. There are a number of bullish developments for prices, however, including the increases in cases of coronavirus, which is supportive for the haven metal, he said. August gold fell 70 cents, or 0.04%, to settle at...

Gold Futures Settle with a Modest Gain, Buoyed by a Retreat in The U.S. Dollar

Gold futures posted a modest gain on Wednesday, with dollar-denominated prices for the metal supported by weakness in the U.S. dollar. Strength in global stock markets, on the heels of some positive news surrounding a coronavirus vaccine limited gold's price climb. August gold rose 40 cents, or 0.02%, to settle at $1,813.80 an ounce. Source : Marketwatch

Gold Holds Gain Above $1,800 as Silver Futures Advance

Gold held a two-day advance above $1,800 an ounce as investors tracked tensions between the U.S. and China, progress in developing a coronavirus vaccine, and the mixed outlook for the global economy. Silver futures neared $20 an ounce. President Donald Trump ordered an end to Hong Kong™s special status with the U.S., the latest escalation in tensions between the world™s largest economies. Trump also said he had no plans to speak with Chinese President Xi...

Hong Kong Stocks Close Lower (Review)

Hong Kong shares finished more than one percent lower Tuesday, in line with an Asian retreat, as traders fret over the reimposition of containment measures in several countries as the virus flares up again. The Hang Seng Index shed 1.14 percent, or 294.23 points, to 25,477.89. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.83 percent, or 28.67 points, to 3,414.62 while the Shenzhen Composite Index on China's second exchange slipped 0.85 percent, or 19.83 points, to 2,309.57. Source : AFP

Oil rises slightly ahead of OPEC+ meeting

Oil prices rose slightly on Tuesday as OPEC and its allies cut production by more than agreed to in June, although demand concerns lingered due to increased cases of COVID-19 in the United States. Brent crude futures gained 18 cents, or 0.42%, to settle at $42.90 per barrel, after moving lower earlier in the session. West Texas Intermediate crude futures settled 19 cents, or 0.47%, higher at $40.29 per barrel. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies led by...

French Lawmakers Debate Controversial Bill to Crack Down on Online Hate Speech
Thursday, 4 July 2019 18:54 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

French lawmakers have begun debating tough new legislation requiring tech and social media companies to swiftly remove online hate speech or risk huge fines.

The bill fits broader global efforts to curb heinous and violent discourse on the internet ” seen after this year's mass shootings in New Zealand. But some fear the legislation may spark censorship.

The bill gives tech companies just 24 hours to remove racist and other hateful online content or risk fines of up to 4 percent of their global revenue. Users would be able to click a special button under offensive content to flag it.

Leading the effort is French deputy Laetitia Avia, whose parents come from Togo. In interviews like this one on French TV, she describes being the victim of a daily deluge of online racist insults”and says social media networks aren™t doing enough to stop them.

France™s digital affairs minister, Cedric O, says the government hopes to drastically lower online hate content.

Speaking on French radio, Minister O said the French bill is no silver bullet. No government has been able to eradicate online abuse. But he believes the legislation will lay a good base, and can be revised as needed.

France™s centrist president, Emmanuel Macron, has prioritized cracking down on hateful and violent web content. Following the terrorist attacks in New Zealand, he helped push through a non-binding so-called Christchurch accord in May to curb online extremism. The United States did not sign it, citing free speech concerns.

Some experts have similar fears when it comes to this new bill.

Prominent media lawyer Christophe Bigot told VOA the bill may lead to censorship, because tech companies may favor removing any suspect content to avoid heavy fines. He doesn™t think new laws are needed ” but instead, more judges to apply existing anti-hate speech laws.

France™s lower house will vote on the bill next week before the Senate takes it up. The measure could become law in a few months.

Source : VOA

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Gold Futures Settle with a Modest Loss

Gold futures posted a modest loss on Tuesday, holding ground above the key $1,800 an ounce mark. Gold "definitely saw some profit taking but it is more wait and see" ahead of the next big catalyst or move, said James Hatzigiannis, chief market strategist at Ploutus Capital Advisors. There are a number of bullish developments for prices, however, including the increases in cases of coronavirus, which is supportive for the haven metal, he said. August gold fell 70 cents, or 0.04%, to settle at...

Gold Futures Settle with a Modest Gain, Buoyed by a Retreat in The U.S. Dollar

Gold futures posted a modest gain on Wednesday, with dollar-denominated prices for the metal supported by weakness in the U.S. dollar. Strength in global stock markets, on the heels of some positive news surrounding a coronavirus vaccine limited gold's price climb. August gold rose 40 cents, or 0.02%, to settle at $1,813.80 an ounce. Source : Marketwatch

Gold Holds Gain Above $1,800 as Silver Futures Advance

Gold held a two-day advance above $1,800 an ounce as investors tracked tensions between the U.S. and China, progress in developing a coronavirus vaccine, and the mixed outlook for the global economy. Silver futures neared $20 an ounce. President Donald Trump ordered an end to Hong Kong™s special status with the U.S., the latest escalation in tensions between the world™s largest economies. Trump also said he had no plans to speak with Chinese President Xi...

Hong Kong Stocks Close Lower (Review)

Hong Kong shares finished more than one percent lower Tuesday, in line with an Asian retreat, as traders fret over the reimposition of containment measures in several countries as the virus flares up again. The Hang Seng Index shed 1.14 percent, or 294.23 points, to 25,477.89. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.83 percent, or 28.67 points, to 3,414.62 while the Shenzhen Composite Index on China's second exchange slipped 0.85 percent, or 19.83 points, to 2,309.57. Source : AFP

Oil rises slightly ahead of OPEC+ meeting

Oil prices rose slightly on Tuesday as OPEC and its allies cut production by more than agreed to in June, although demand concerns lingered due to increased cases of COVID-19 in the United States. Brent crude futures gained 18 cents, or 0.42%, to settle at $42.90 per barrel, after moving lower earlier in the session. West Texas Intermediate crude futures settled 19 cents, or 0.47%, higher at $40.29 per barrel. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies led by...

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