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Gold Falls as Potential Japan Stimulus Boosts Risk Appetite

Gold declined on Monday as Japanese equities rose on news of a potential stimulus program that boosted investors™ risk appetite, though fresh tensions over Hong Kong limited the metal™s fall. Spot gold was down 0.5% at $1,726.18 per ounce by 0512 GMT. U.S. gold futures were fell 0.5% to $1,726.60. Gold on Friday rose as much as 0.8% to touch $1,739.51, before paring gains. Japan is considering fresh stimulus worth over $929 billion, which mostly consists of financial aid programs for...

Gold Down Over Escalating U.S.-China Tensions

Gold was down in Asia on Monday morning, with escalating U.S.-China tensions continuing to impact demand for even the safe-haven asset. Gold futures slid by 0.47% at $1,727.40 by 12:26 AM ET (5:26 AM GMT), with the yellow metal unable to hold onto its gains from the previous session. Stocks, which usually move in the opposite direction to gold, were mixed with Greater Chinese stocks suffering losses on Monday. Investors risk sentiment was down on Friday after China formally tabled national...

Gold Edges Lower, Losing Shine as Stocks Rally on Easing Lockdowns, Vaccine Hopes

Gold futures lost some ground Tuesday as global equities rallied in response to easing business lockdowns as the pandemic recedes and encouraging reports of progress toward a COVID-19 vaccine, dulling the yellow metal™s haven appeal. Gold for June delivery on Comex fell $10.60, or 0.6%, to $1,724.90 an ounce, while July silver was up 9.7 cents, or 0.5%, at $17.79 an ounce. Gold is trading "in a scenario where investors are looking for fresh stimuli to move markets. The risk on approach...

Gold Steady As Stronger Equities Offset Political Tensions

Gold traded little changed on Tuesday as gains in equities on optimism over a reopening global economy offset support from a softer dollar and lingering tensions over Hong Kong and Venezuela. Spot gold was flat at $1,729.83 per ounce by 1253 GMT. U.S. gold futures were down 0.2% to $1,732.10. Japan™s Nikkei rose 1% to its highest since early March, while MSCI™s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.1% in early trade. Source : Reuters

Oil Dips as U.S.-China Tensions Add to Nerves on Global Economy

Oil edged lower as an escalating war of words between the U.S. and China added to caution over the prospects for a global recovery in demand. Futures in New York lost 0.4% in Asian trading after falling 2% on Friday. China warned that some in the U.S. were pushing the countries toward a new Cold War, stoking concerns that deteriorating relations between the superpowers could complicate the market™s recovery from a historic demand crash. Beijing last week abandoned its decades-long practice...

Trump Says US Reaches Trade Deals with Japan, No Vote Needed
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 10:44 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that the United States has reached initial trade agreements with Japan on tariff barriers and digital trade that will not require congressional approval.

In a letter to the U.S. Congress released by the White House, Trump said that he intends to enter into the agreements "in the coming weeks" and was notifying lawmakers that the tariff deal would be made under a trade law provision allowing the U.S. president to make reciprocal tariff reductions by proclamation.

"In addition, I also will be entering into an Executive Agreement with Japan regarding digital trade," Trump said in the letter.

A spokesman for U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer could not immediately be reached for comment on the letter and the trade deals.

Neither agreement would require a vote in Congress under the so-called "fast track" approval process. The Trump administration last year notified Congress that it would pursue negotiations with Japan under this method.

But over much of the past year, the scope of talks have narrowed to exclude the automotive sector, which is the source of most of the $67 billion U.S. trade deficit with Japan.

Instead, Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in August announced an agreement in principle of a deal that covered reductions in tariffs on agricultural and industrial goods, but not autos.

The two leaders said at the G7 summit in France that they hoped to sign the agreement at this month's United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Trump's letter did not disclose any contents of the agreements, but Japan had previously said it was willing to consider a deal that would reduce agriculture tariffs to levels previously contemplated under the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal that Trump quit on his third day in office in 2017.

Trump's letter said that the United States would pursue further trade negotiations with Japan.

"My Administration looks forward to continued collaboration with the Congress on further negotiations with Japan to achieve a comprehensive trade agreement that results in more fair and reciprocal trade between the United States and Japan," Trump said.

U.S. technology industry officials say they expect the digital trade agreement with Japan to be closely aligned with provisions in the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which follow the U.S. model for internet development.

The USMCA provisions aim to ensure the free flow of data across borders without taxation, prohibit data server localization requirements and limit governments' ability to require the disclosure of source code by the companies they regulate.

Announcement of the Japan agreement also left unclear whether Trump has agreed not to impose threatened national security tariffs on Japanese vehicles and auto parts. Avoiding the "Section 232" tariffs of up to 25% was a major motivating factor for Tokyo in negotiating with Washington on trade.

Trump said after the G7 summit last month that he was not considering auto tariffs "at this moment."

For Trump, the signing of even a partial trade deal with Japan centered largely on agriculture would provide some relief to U.S. farmers who have been battered by a 14-month U.S.-China trade war and lost market share.

Source : VOA

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POPULAR NEWS
Gold Falls as Potential Japan Stimulus Boosts Risk Appetite

Gold declined on Monday as Japanese equities rose on news of a potential stimulus program that boosted investors™ risk appetite, though fresh tensions over Hong Kong limited the metal™s fall. Spot gold was down 0.5% at $1,726.18 per ounce by 0512 GMT. U.S. gold futures were fell 0.5% to $1,726.60. Gold on Friday rose as much as 0.8% to touch $1,739.51, before paring gains. Japan is considering fresh stimulus worth over $929 billion, which mostly consists of financial aid programs for...

Gold Down Over Escalating U.S.-China Tensions

Gold was down in Asia on Monday morning, with escalating U.S.-China tensions continuing to impact demand for even the safe-haven asset. Gold futures slid by 0.47% at $1,727.40 by 12:26 AM ET (5:26 AM GMT), with the yellow metal unable to hold onto its gains from the previous session. Stocks, which usually move in the opposite direction to gold, were mixed with Greater Chinese stocks suffering losses on Monday. Investors risk sentiment was down on Friday after China formally tabled national...

Gold Edges Lower, Losing Shine as Stocks Rally on Easing Lockdowns, Vaccine Hopes

Gold futures lost some ground Tuesday as global equities rallied in response to easing business lockdowns as the pandemic recedes and encouraging reports of progress toward a COVID-19 vaccine, dulling the yellow metal™s haven appeal. Gold for June delivery on Comex fell $10.60, or 0.6%, to $1,724.90 an ounce, while July silver was up 9.7 cents, or 0.5%, at $17.79 an ounce. Gold is trading "in a scenario where investors are looking for fresh stimuli to move markets. The risk on approach...

Gold Steady As Stronger Equities Offset Political Tensions

Gold traded little changed on Tuesday as gains in equities on optimism over a reopening global economy offset support from a softer dollar and lingering tensions over Hong Kong and Venezuela. Spot gold was flat at $1,729.83 per ounce by 1253 GMT. U.S. gold futures were down 0.2% to $1,732.10. Japan™s Nikkei rose 1% to its highest since early March, while MSCI™s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.1% in early trade. Source : Reuters

Oil Dips as U.S.-China Tensions Add to Nerves on Global Economy

Oil edged lower as an escalating war of words between the U.S. and China added to caution over the prospects for a global recovery in demand. Futures in New York lost 0.4% in Asian trading after falling 2% on Friday. China warned that some in the U.S. were pushing the countries toward a new Cold War, stoking concerns that deteriorating relations between the superpowers could complicate the market™s recovery from a historic demand crash. Beijing last week abandoned its decades-long practice...

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