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Gold Down 4th Straight Session as Traders Cast a Wary Eye on Economic Data Amid Coronavirus Spread

Gold futures on Wednesday started the month with a loss, stretching their decline to a fourth straight session, as traders cast a wary eye on the latest U.S. economic data amid the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has helped to partly support gold buying or at least limited downside for the precious metal. Equity markets are "down on dire modeling predictions from U.S. officials Monday on the number of potential deaths in the nation from the coronavirus pandemic, said Jeff Wright,...

Gold Futures End Higher as Weekly Jobless Claims Climb to Record

Gold futures ended higher on Thursday, with the haven metal getting a boost on the heels of a climb in U.S. weekly jobless claims to a record 6.6 million. The move for gold followed four consecutive sessions of losses for the metal. June gold rose $46.30, or 2.9%, to settle at $1,637.70 an ounce. That was the biggest one-day percentage gain since March 24, according to FactSet data. Source : Marketwatch

Gold Attempts To Bounce Higher To Start April, Second Quarter Amid Coronavirus Spread

Gold futures were attempting to regain some traction higher on Wednesday to start the new month and quarter, amid expectations of increasingly poor economic data due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has helped to partly support gold buying or at least limited downside for the precious metal. Earlier Wednesday, a report on private-sector employment from Automatic Data Processing Inc. ADP, -0.82% helped give gold prices a modest push higher. The report found that 27,000 jobs were lost in the...

Gold Holds Biggest Drop in 2 Weeks on China Economy

Gold held the biggest decline in more than two weeks amid signs China™s economy may be improving, although the coronavirus pandemic remains a threat to global growth. Spot gold +0.2% to $1,580.84/oz at 9:16am in Singapore. Price -2.8% Tuesday, the biggest drop since March 13, paring the quarterly gain to 4%. Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index steady Other precious metals: Silver +0.3% to $14.0110/oz after -22% in the first quarter, Platinum steady at $723.25/oz; -25%...

Gold Rises 1.4% on Flight to Safety Driven by Pandemic Fears

Gold rose more than 1% on Wednesday as fears over a worsening coronavirus pandemic triggered a flight to safety, with expectations of further monetary easing by central banks adding support. Spot gold was up 1.4% at $1,592.83 per ounce by 0730 GMT, having slumped 3.1% in the previous session on a strong dollar. U.S. gold futures gained 0.5% at $1,604.50. Gold is considered an attractive investment during times of political or economic uncertainty. It is highly sensitive to  interest...

No Checkout Needed: Amazon Opens Cashier-less Grocery Store
Tuesday, 25 February 2020 23:49 WIB | GLOBAL |

The online retailing giant is opening its first cashier-less supermarket, the latest sign that Amazon is serious about shaking up the $800 billion grocery industry.

At the new store, opening Tuesday in Seattle, shoppers can grab milk or eggs and walk out without checking out or opening their wallets. Shoppers scan a smartphone app to enter the store. Cameras and sensors track what™s taken off shelves. Items are charged to an Amazon account after leaving.

Called Amazon Go Grocery, the new store is an expansion of its 2-year-old chain of Amazon Go convenience stores. At 10,400 square feet, the supermarket is more than five times the size of the smaller stores, and stocks more items beyond the sodas and sandwiches found at Amazon Go. The new market stocks fresh baked bread, blood oranges, butternut squash and other food to whip up dinner or stock the fridge.

Amazon is not new to groceries. It made a splash in 2017 when it bought Whole Foods and its 500 stores. It™s also been expanding its online grocery delivery service.

But it™s still far behind rival Walmart, the nation's largest grocer, which has more than 4,700 stores. Walmart has also found success with its online grocery service, that lets shoppers buy online and then pickup at stores.

Amazon plans to open another type of grocery store in Los Angeles sometime this year, but the company said it won™t use the cashier-less technology at that location and has kept other details under wraps.

At the new Seattle store, families can shop together with just one phone scanning everyone in. Anything they grab from the shelf will be added to the tab of the person who signed them in. But shopper's shouldn't help a stranger reach something from the top shelf: Amazon warns that grabbing an item for someone else means you™ll be charged for it.

Source : VOA

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Gold Down 4th Straight Session as Traders Cast a Wary Eye on Economic Data Amid Coronavirus Spread

Gold futures on Wednesday started the month with a loss, stretching their decline to a fourth straight session, as traders cast a wary eye on the latest U.S. economic data amid the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has helped to partly support gold buying or at least limited downside for the precious metal. Equity markets are "down on dire modeling predictions from U.S. officials Monday on the number of potential deaths in the nation from the coronavirus pandemic, said Jeff Wright,...

Gold Futures End Higher as Weekly Jobless Claims Climb to Record

Gold futures ended higher on Thursday, with the haven metal getting a boost on the heels of a climb in U.S. weekly jobless claims to a record 6.6 million. The move for gold followed four consecutive sessions of losses for the metal. June gold rose $46.30, or 2.9%, to settle at $1,637.70 an ounce. That was the biggest one-day percentage gain since March 24, according to FactSet data. Source : Marketwatch

Gold Attempts To Bounce Higher To Start April, Second Quarter Amid Coronavirus Spread

Gold futures were attempting to regain some traction higher on Wednesday to start the new month and quarter, amid expectations of increasingly poor economic data due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has helped to partly support gold buying or at least limited downside for the precious metal. Earlier Wednesday, a report on private-sector employment from Automatic Data Processing Inc. ADP, -0.82% helped give gold prices a modest push higher. The report found that 27,000 jobs were lost in the...

Gold Holds Biggest Drop in 2 Weeks on China Economy

Gold held the biggest decline in more than two weeks amid signs China™s economy may be improving, although the coronavirus pandemic remains a threat to global growth. Spot gold +0.2% to $1,580.84/oz at 9:16am in Singapore. Price -2.8% Tuesday, the biggest drop since March 13, paring the quarterly gain to 4%. Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index steady Other precious metals: Silver +0.3% to $14.0110/oz after -22% in the first quarter, Platinum steady at $723.25/oz; -25%...

Gold Rises 1.4% on Flight to Safety Driven by Pandemic Fears

Gold rose more than 1% on Wednesday as fears over a worsening coronavirus pandemic triggered a flight to safety, with expectations of further monetary easing by central banks adding support. Spot gold was up 1.4% at $1,592.83 per ounce by 0730 GMT, having slumped 3.1% in the previous session on a strong dollar. U.S. gold futures gained 0.5% at $1,604.50. Gold is considered an attractive investment during times of political or economic uncertainty. It is highly sensitive to  interest...

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