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Gold futures pull back from a fresh 9-year peak, but hold above $1,800 an ounce

Gold futures ended lower on Thursday, pulling back a day after scoring another settlement at the highest since September 2011, but the haven metal held ground above $1,800 an ounce after data showed weekly U.S. jobless claims remained well above one million. August gold fell $16.80, or 0.9%, to settle at $1,803.80 an ounce, a day after the most-active contract rose 0.6% to settle at $1,820.60, the highest since Sept. 14, 2011, according to FactSet data. Prices on Thursday touched a low of...

Gold futures up a fourth straight session to mark another finish at the highest since 2011

Gold futures climbed for a fourth straight session on Wednesday to mark another finish at their highest since September 2011. The move for gold above $1,800 is not surprising given "so many positive price drivers in its favor, with the key player being negative real rates," said Peter Spina, president and chief executive officer at GoldSeek.com. He does not expect to see a meaningful pullback in gold until it breaks past $2,000. On Wednesday, August gold rose $10.70, or 0.6%, to settle at...

Gold Holds Near 2011 High on Virus Concerns, Dollar

Gold held near the highest level in almost nine years as concerns over the coronavirus pandemic drives demand for haven assets, while the dollar slipped. The number of confirmed infections in the U.S. surpassed 3 million, representing a quarter of global cases. California and Texas, the two most populous states, reported some of their largest daily rises in cases and deaths. Spot gold little changed at $1,809.01/oz at 8:09am in Singapore. On Wednesday, prices touched...

Gold Prices Extend Climb to 9-Year High as Traders See Few Limits to Central-Bank Stimulus

Gold futures climbed on Wednesday, building on their highest settlement since September 2011 a day earlier and supported by the prospect of a lengthy period of government and central bank stimulus to support economies harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, the Federal Reserve's No. 2, Richard Clarida, did little to disabuse investors of the view that the Fed would do whatever it takes to limit the damage from the viral outbreak. Precious metals have benefited from loose monetary policy...

Oil rises on improving U.S. gasoline demand

Oil prices edged up on Wednesday on signs of a recovery in gasoline consumption in the United States, but rising U.S. crude inventories and an increase in coronavirus infections limited gains. Brent crude futures rose 25 cents to $43.37 a barrel. West Texas Intermediate crude futures settled 28 cents, or 0.69%, higher at $40.90 per barrel. Both benchmarks were on track for a fourth session of daily percentage changes of less 1% in either direction, shrugging off news that OPEC member Libya...

2 US Service Members Killed in Afghanistan
Thursday, 22 August 2019 10:41 WIB | GLOBAL |AmerikaGlobalAfghanistan

Two U.S. service members were "killed in action" Wednesday in Afghanistan, the U.S. military said, as talks between the U.S. and the Taliban were set to resume in Qatar.

U.S. officials confirmed this was an active combat situation but would not say which enemy the U.S. troops were fighting. An official with the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan told VOA an investigation was continuing.

The Trump administration and the Taliban have been negotiating to find a way out of the United States' longest war.

U.S. President Donald Trump shared details of the meetings with reporters on Sunday as he headed back to the White House from New Jersey, suggesting a U.S. troop drawdown plan was still in the works. "We're having very good discussions [with the Taliban]. We will see what happens. We've really got it down to probably 13,000 people [troops], and we'll be bringing it down a little bit more and then we will decide whether or not we will be staying longer or not," he said.

The U.S. plans to leave behind a "very significant intelligence" force, Trump stressed, for operations against the Islamic State group and al-Qaida, maintaining that Afghanistan remained "a breeding ground" for terrorists.

Source : VOA

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Gold futures pull back from a fresh 9-year peak, but hold above $1,800 an ounce

Gold futures ended lower on Thursday, pulling back a day after scoring another settlement at the highest since September 2011, but the haven metal held ground above $1,800 an ounce after data showed weekly U.S. jobless claims remained well above one million. August gold fell $16.80, or 0.9%, to settle at $1,803.80 an ounce, a day after the most-active contract rose 0.6% to settle at $1,820.60, the highest since Sept. 14, 2011, according to FactSet data. Prices on Thursday touched a low of...

Gold futures up a fourth straight session to mark another finish at the highest since 2011

Gold futures climbed for a fourth straight session on Wednesday to mark another finish at their highest since September 2011. The move for gold above $1,800 is not surprising given "so many positive price drivers in its favor, with the key player being negative real rates," said Peter Spina, president and chief executive officer at GoldSeek.com. He does not expect to see a meaningful pullback in gold until it breaks past $2,000. On Wednesday, August gold rose $10.70, or 0.6%, to settle at...

Gold Holds Near 2011 High on Virus Concerns, Dollar

Gold held near the highest level in almost nine years as concerns over the coronavirus pandemic drives demand for haven assets, while the dollar slipped. The number of confirmed infections in the U.S. surpassed 3 million, representing a quarter of global cases. California and Texas, the two most populous states, reported some of their largest daily rises in cases and deaths. Spot gold little changed at $1,809.01/oz at 8:09am in Singapore. On Wednesday, prices touched...

Gold Prices Extend Climb to 9-Year High as Traders See Few Limits to Central-Bank Stimulus

Gold futures climbed on Wednesday, building on their highest settlement since September 2011 a day earlier and supported by the prospect of a lengthy period of government and central bank stimulus to support economies harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, the Federal Reserve's No. 2, Richard Clarida, did little to disabuse investors of the view that the Fed would do whatever it takes to limit the damage from the viral outbreak. Precious metals have benefited from loose monetary policy...

Oil rises on improving U.S. gasoline demand

Oil prices edged up on Wednesday on signs of a recovery in gasoline consumption in the United States, but rising U.S. crude inventories and an increase in coronavirus infections limited gains. Brent crude futures rose 25 cents to $43.37 a barrel. West Texas Intermediate crude futures settled 28 cents, or 0.69%, higher at $40.90 per barrel. Both benchmarks were on track for a fourth session of daily percentage changes of less 1% in either direction, shrugging off news that OPEC member Libya...

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