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Gold futures down a third straight session

Gold futures marked a third straight session decline on Wednesday, posting their lowest settlement in more than three weeks. Strength in the U.S. stock market, as well as smaller-than-expected private-sector job losses in May pressured prices for the haven metal. August gold fell by $29.20, or 1.7%, to settle at $1,704.80 an ounce. That was the lowest finish for a most-active contract since May 11, according to FactSet data. Source: Marketwatch

Gold marks first gain in 4 sessions on weakness in U.S. dollar and stocks

Gold futures rose on Thursday, with prices posting their first gain in four sessions on the back of weakness in the U.S. stock market and the dollar, as investors digested policy actions by the European Central Bank. Gold for August delivery on Comex tacked on $22.60, or 1.3%, to settle at $1,727.40 an ounce, after trading as high as $1,729. Prices for the most-active contract tumbled 1.7% on Wednesday amid a strong rally in global equities. That decline marked a third straight loss for the...

Gold Under Pressure as Investors Snap Up Stocks, Dulling Demand for Havens

Gold lost ground Wednesday, unable to find traction higher as demand for equities dulls haven-related demand for the precious metal. Gold for August delivery on Comex was down $3.90, or 0.2%, at $1,730.20 an ounce. July silver was up 2 cents, or 0.1%, at $18.280 an ounce. Stock-index futures pointed to a higher start for U.S. equities, which have pushed back to early March levels on optimism over efforts to reopen the economy. Gold has failed to find much in the way of traditional haven...

Gold Eases as Equity Rally Boosts Risk Appetite

Gold prices dipped on Wednesday as equity markets rallied on economic optimism and hopes for further stimulus measures boosted risk-on sentiment. Spot gold was down 0.2% at $1,722.93 per ounce, as of 1252 GMT. U.S. gold futures fell 0.3% to $1,729.70. Asian equities were set to follow the global equity rally from Tuesday, on hopes of more government stimulus. On Tuesday, stocks in the U.S., Europe and emerging markets hit their highest levels since early March. Traders hope that the...

Gold Declines as Investors Assess Recovery, Protests

Gold dropped for a second day as traders assessed the haven™s merits amid a rally in stocks and positive signs from economies reopening, while also focusing on continued civil unrest across the U.S. Businesses are resuming operations worldwide, while manufacturing gauges are painting a more optimistic picture. Activity in China has recovered to 80% to 85% of pre-virus levels, according to Bloomberg Economics. Still, risks to growth remain, including simmering U.S.-China relations...

Singapore's High Court Dismisses Bid to Overturn Criminalizing Gay Sex
Tuesday, 31 March 2020 16:24 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

Asia™s LGBTQ+ community suffered a setback Monday after Singapore™s high court dismissed multiple challenges to overturn a colonial law criminalizing gay sex.

Though polls have shown most Singaporeans do not accept homosexuality, there is widespread tolerance in the country. But conservatives pushed back, campaigning vigorously for Section 377A to remain.

Though rarely enforced, 377A bans men from any act of gross indecency with another male. It is punishable by up to two years in prison. 

Efforts to overturn the law and prove it is unconstitutional were led by a retired doctor, a LGBTQ+ rights advocate and a DJ. But even after Singapore™s high court heard from all three, it ruled the ban constitutional saying it does not infringe on articles concerning freedom of speech or equality. 

œLegislation remains important in reflecting public sentiment and beliefs, the court argued, saying just because the law is not heavily enforced, does not œrender it redundant. 

After the final verdict was decided, lawyer M. Ravi, who represented one of the complainants, spoke to reporters outside the courthouse and expressed his disappointment. œIt™s shocking to the conscience and it is so arbitrary. It is so discriminatory, this legislation. 

This wasn™t the first time the ban was challenged in court. In October 2014, attempts were also made to lift the ban but were rejected for the same reason as Monday™s decision.

Source : VOA

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Gold futures down a third straight session

Gold futures marked a third straight session decline on Wednesday, posting their lowest settlement in more than three weeks. Strength in the U.S. stock market, as well as smaller-than-expected private-sector job losses in May pressured prices for the haven metal. August gold fell by $29.20, or 1.7%, to settle at $1,704.80 an ounce. That was the lowest finish for a most-active contract since May 11, according to FactSet data. Source: Marketwatch

Gold marks first gain in 4 sessions on weakness in U.S. dollar and stocks

Gold futures rose on Thursday, with prices posting their first gain in four sessions on the back of weakness in the U.S. stock market and the dollar, as investors digested policy actions by the European Central Bank. Gold for August delivery on Comex tacked on $22.60, or 1.3%, to settle at $1,727.40 an ounce, after trading as high as $1,729. Prices for the most-active contract tumbled 1.7% on Wednesday amid a strong rally in global equities. That decline marked a third straight loss for the...

Gold Under Pressure as Investors Snap Up Stocks, Dulling Demand for Havens

Gold lost ground Wednesday, unable to find traction higher as demand for equities dulls haven-related demand for the precious metal. Gold for August delivery on Comex was down $3.90, or 0.2%, at $1,730.20 an ounce. July silver was up 2 cents, or 0.1%, at $18.280 an ounce. Stock-index futures pointed to a higher start for U.S. equities, which have pushed back to early March levels on optimism over efforts to reopen the economy. Gold has failed to find much in the way of traditional haven...

Gold Eases as Equity Rally Boosts Risk Appetite

Gold prices dipped on Wednesday as equity markets rallied on economic optimism and hopes for further stimulus measures boosted risk-on sentiment. Spot gold was down 0.2% at $1,722.93 per ounce, as of 1252 GMT. U.S. gold futures fell 0.3% to $1,729.70. Asian equities were set to follow the global equity rally from Tuesday, on hopes of more government stimulus. On Tuesday, stocks in the U.S., Europe and emerging markets hit their highest levels since early March. Traders hope that the...

Gold Declines as Investors Assess Recovery, Protests

Gold dropped for a second day as traders assessed the haven™s merits amid a rally in stocks and positive signs from economies reopening, while also focusing on continued civil unrest across the U.S. Businesses are resuming operations worldwide, while manufacturing gauges are painting a more optimistic picture. Activity in China has recovered to 80% to 85% of pre-virus levels, according to Bloomberg Economics. Still, risks to growth remain, including simmering U.S.-China relations...

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