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Gold futures give back most of their gain from a day earlier

Gold futures fell nearly 2% on Tuesday, with prices giving back nearly all of what they gained a day earlier. "While economic growth concerns surrounding the coronavirus were the most recent impetus supporting gold prices, there is very little reason for gold prices to move significantly lower given the current global environment," said Jeff Klearman, portfolio manager at GraniteShares. "Gold prices have benefited from three main factors, including heightened investor appetite for safe haven...

Gold futures finish lower for a second straight session

Gold futures fell on Wednesday for a second straight session, pressured on the heels of some strength in the U.S. dollar, even as concerns over the economic hit from COVID-19 remain. "It would appear that gold needs a clear sign of a pandemic and clear signs of severe global slowing to ignite a return of aggressive investment buying," said analysts at Zaner Metals, in a daily note. "The trade could be fearful about the potential for a sustained setback in Chinese physical gold...

Oil falls 3% to settle under $50 for first time in 2 weeks

Oil fell below $55 a barrel on Tuesday, dropping for a third day, as concerns about the spread of the coronavirus and its impact on oil demand outweighed OPEC output cuts and Libyan supply losses. Crude fell almost 4% on Monday, with other commodities also reporting losses while U.S. and European equities suffered their steepest declines since mid-2016 on concern the coronavirus outbreak could turn into a pandemic. Brent crude fell $1.48 to trade at $54.86 per barrel. U.S. West Texas...

Gold Advances as Virus Fears Reignite Haven Demand

Gold rebounded after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Americans to prepare for a potential coronavirus outbreak at home and the total number of cases in South Korean topped the 1,000 mark. Spot gold as much as +0.7% to $1,646.33/oz, and was at $1,643.66 at 9:18am in Singapore Metal -1.5% Tuesday after touching $1,689.31 on Monday, the highest level since 2013 Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index steady after -0.2% Tuesday Other precious metals:...

Gold Eases From 7-Year High, But Virus Fears Limit Losses

Gold prices fell on Tuesday as investors booked profits after the metal surged to a more than seven-year high in the previous session and as equities regained some footing, but a spike in coronavirus cases outside China capped bullion™s losses. Spot gold slipped 0.7% to $1,649.70 per ounce by 0847 GMT, having slipped 1.7% at one point earlier in the session. U.S. gold futures fell 1.5% to $1,652. On Monday, the metal rose as much as 2.8% to $1,688.66, its highest since January 2013. The...

Top Judge Elected as Greece's First Female President
Thursday, 23 January 2020 17:41 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

Greece's lawmakers elected their country's first female president Wednesday, with an overwhelming majority voting in favor of high court judge Katerina Sakellaropoulou.

Speaking after being formally informed of the parliament vote, Sakellaropoulou said she would aim for the "broadest possible consensus'' in the course of carrying out her duties.

In her first comments as president-elect, the judge noted the  "difficult conditions and challenges of the 21st century, including the financial crisis, climate change, the mass movement of populations and the consequent humanitarian crisis, the erosion of the rule of law and all manner of inequalities and exclusions..   

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis nominated Sakellaropoulou as a non-partisan candidate who would enjoy broad support from across the political spectrum. All major parties voted in favor of the nomination, with Sakellaropoulou being elected to the largely ceremonial post in a 261-33 vote, well above the 200 votes required. Six lawmakers were absent.

Greece has a historically low number of women in senior positions in politics, and Mitsotakis had been criticized for selecting a nearly all-male Cabinet after he won general elections in July 2019. In the current Greek Cabinet, all but one of the 18 senior positions are held by woman.

Speaking after the vote, Mitsotakis described Sakellaropoulou, 63, as a "great jurist, a great judiciary personality who unites all Greeks from the minute this procedure began.

He said he sought to nominate a candidate who would œsymbolize the youth of the Greek nation, and I am glad that the result confirmed that on the big issues, we can finally agree.

European officials congratulated Sakellaropoulou, with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen welcoming the election of Greece's first female president in a tweet that said the country was œmoving ahead into a new era of equality. 

Source : VOA

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POPULAR NEWS
Gold futures give back most of their gain from a day earlier

Gold futures fell nearly 2% on Tuesday, with prices giving back nearly all of what they gained a day earlier. "While economic growth concerns surrounding the coronavirus were the most recent impetus supporting gold prices, there is very little reason for gold prices to move significantly lower given the current global environment," said Jeff Klearman, portfolio manager at GraniteShares. "Gold prices have benefited from three main factors, including heightened investor appetite for safe haven...

Gold futures finish lower for a second straight session

Gold futures fell on Wednesday for a second straight session, pressured on the heels of some strength in the U.S. dollar, even as concerns over the economic hit from COVID-19 remain. "It would appear that gold needs a clear sign of a pandemic and clear signs of severe global slowing to ignite a return of aggressive investment buying," said analysts at Zaner Metals, in a daily note. "The trade could be fearful about the potential for a sustained setback in Chinese physical gold...

Oil falls 3% to settle under $50 for first time in 2 weeks

Oil fell below $55 a barrel on Tuesday, dropping for a third day, as concerns about the spread of the coronavirus and its impact on oil demand outweighed OPEC output cuts and Libyan supply losses. Crude fell almost 4% on Monday, with other commodities also reporting losses while U.S. and European equities suffered their steepest declines since mid-2016 on concern the coronavirus outbreak could turn into a pandemic. Brent crude fell $1.48 to trade at $54.86 per barrel. U.S. West Texas...

Gold Advances as Virus Fears Reignite Haven Demand

Gold rebounded after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Americans to prepare for a potential coronavirus outbreak at home and the total number of cases in South Korean topped the 1,000 mark. Spot gold as much as +0.7% to $1,646.33/oz, and was at $1,643.66 at 9:18am in Singapore Metal -1.5% Tuesday after touching $1,689.31 on Monday, the highest level since 2013 Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index steady after -0.2% Tuesday Other precious metals:...

Gold Eases From 7-Year High, But Virus Fears Limit Losses

Gold prices fell on Tuesday as investors booked profits after the metal surged to a more than seven-year high in the previous session and as equities regained some footing, but a spike in coronavirus cases outside China capped bullion™s losses. Spot gold slipped 0.7% to $1,649.70 per ounce by 0847 GMT, having slipped 1.7% at one point earlier in the session. U.S. gold futures fell 1.5% to $1,652. On Monday, the metal rose as much as 2.8% to $1,688.66, its highest since January 2013. The...

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