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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 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...

Gold Rises on Political Frictions, Weaker Dollar

Gold prices gained from last session™s fall on lingering political tensions and a weaker dollar, but were still near their lowest in over a week as equities were set to extend their gains on economic optimism. Spot gold rose 0.4% to $1,703.67 per ounce, as of 0212 GMT. On Wednesday, it fell 1.7% to reach its lowest since May 27. U.S. gold futures were flat at $1,704.90. The European Central Bank is certain to give more stimulus, with the only question being timing ” whether later on...

Trump Threatens Permanent Cut to WHO Funding
Tuesday, 19 May 2020 17:31 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

U.S. President Donald Trump says his cuts to World Health Organization funding will go from temporary to permanent if the agency œdoes not commit to major substantive improvements within the next 30 days.

In a letter to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Trump offered a list of criticisms that he says support his complaints that the agency has shown an œalarming lack of independence from the People's Republic of China during the coronavirus pandemic.

"It is clear the repeated missteps by you and your organization in responding to the pandemic have been extremely costly for the world.  The only way forward for the World Health Organization is if it can actually demonstrate independence from China, Trump wrote.

Among his specific criticisms, Trump said the WHO made repeated claims about the virus that were œgrossly inaccurate or misleading, that the agency did not properly pressure China for timely admission of international experts, and that it praised China's internal travel restrictions while being against Trump's decision to ban entry to travelers from China.

Tedros said last month of Trump's move to suspend WHO funding, œWe regret the decision.

On Monday, he defended the WHO's coronavirus response in an address to member states at the World Health Assembly.

Trump repeatedly praised China in the early months of the outbreak, writing in late January that the United States œgreatly appreciates their efforts and transparency.  In late March he tweeted: œChina has been through much & has developed a strong understanding of the Virus. We are working closely together. Much respect!

But as criticism of his own response to the outbreak mounted, Trump became more vocal in pushing for an investigation of China's response and accusing the country of not doing enough to stop the spread of the virus early.

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 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...

Gold Rises on Political Frictions, Weaker Dollar

Gold prices gained from last session™s fall on lingering political tensions and a weaker dollar, but were still near their lowest in over a week as equities were set to extend their gains on economic optimism. Spot gold rose 0.4% to $1,703.67 per ounce, as of 0212 GMT. On Wednesday, it fell 1.7% to reach its lowest since May 27. U.S. gold futures were flat at $1,704.90. The European Central Bank is certain to give more stimulus, with the only question being timing ” whether later on...

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