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Dow's Rise Toward Record High Capped by Roughly 85-Point Drag From Boeing's Stock

U.S. stock benchmarks edged higher Monday, amid optimism over tariff talks and better-than-expected corporate earnings, but a decline in shares of Boeing was capping gains in the blue-chip Dow index. The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 20 points, or less than 0.1%, higher at 26,790. Boeing Co.™s stock extended its decline to a two-month low, down 3.6%, following a report on Friday that said the company may have misled federal aviation authorities about the safety of the 737 Max jet. The...

Silver Prices Finish Higher as Gold Posts Back-to-Back Declines

Silver futures finished higher on Monday, taking advantage of a rise in appetite for riskier assets while gold posted back-to-back declines as traders kept watch on Britain™s circuitous effort to leave the European Union and awaited developments in the U.S.-China trade fight. December silver rose 2.4 cents, or 0.1%, to settle at $17.602 an ounce after trading as high as $17.895 during the session. Gold for December delivery on Comex meanwhile, ended $6, or 0.4%, lower at $1,488.10 an...

Gold Holds Tight Range Ahead of Key Brexit Vote, Focus on Fed

Gold steadied in a tight range on Tuesday as investors adopted a cautious approach ahead of a crucial Brexit vote, while focus shifted to the U.S. Federal Reserve™s stance on interest rate cuts. Spot gold was steady at $1,484.60 per ounce. U.S. gold futures settled mostly unchanged at $1,487.5. œEverything is really quiet. The biggest factor, with the Fed looming and Brexit on the horizon, in the U.S. is really company earnings right now, said Michael Matousek, head trader at U.S....

Silver prices rally 1.6% -- leaving gold in the dust

Silver futures rallied Monday, taking advantage of a rise in appetite for riskier assets while gold edged slightly higher as traders kept watch on Britain's circuitous effort to leave the European Union and awaited developments in the U.S.-China trade fight. December silver jumped 28 cents, or 1.6%, to $17.850 an ounce. Gold for December delivery on Comex meanwhile, traded $3.90, or 0.3%, higher at $1,498 an ounce. In other metals trade, January platinum was up 0.4% at $899.70 an ounce,...

Oil Futures End Near a 2-Week Low as Investors Fret About Crude Demand

Oil futures settled at a nearly two-week low Monday, as investors failed to shake worries that growing signs of economic weakness will eventually hurt demand for crude oil. West Texas Intermediate crude for November delivery fell 47 cents, or 0.9%, to end at $53.31 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, after the U.S. benchmark contract posted a 1.7% weekly decline. The November contract, expires at Tuesday™s settlement. Global benchmark Brent crude for December lost 46 cents, or...

Strong U.K. Wage Growth Continues Amid Tight Labor Market
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 15:53 WIB | ECONOMY |

British workers are enjoying a resurgence of bargaining power as labor shortages leave employers struggling to fill jobs.

Basic pay rose an annual 3.3% in the first quarter, close to the fastest pace since 2008, Office for National Statistics figures published Tuesday show. Pay including bonuses rose 3.2%. Wage growth was less than 3% a year ago.

The increase came as the number of people in work rose by 99,000, taking the jobless rate to a 44-year low of 3.8%. The employment rate stayed at a record high of 76.1%.

A buoyant labor market helps to explain the resilience of consumer spending, which along with Brexit stockpiling drove the economy last quarter. Wage growth is now easily outpacing inflation, which averaged less than 2% between January and March.

Companies are failing to increase productivity at the same pace, however, with figures Tuesday showing that output per hour was 0.2 percent lower than a year earlier. The result is that unit labor costs, a measure of domestically generated inflation watched by Bank of England rate setters, are accelerating.

There was some good news for firms facing labor shortages as the number of EU nationals working in the U.K. rose to a record-high of 2.38 million, up 98,000 from a year earlier. The rise was primarily driven by Bulgarians and Romanians, with little increase among citizens of older EU countries and those that joined in 2004.

Employment has been fuelled by a sharp fall in economic inactivity. The growth has been driven by full-time work, and was especially strong among women and the over-50s. While the increase last quarter marked a slowdown from the stellar gains seen around the turn of the year, it may have been partly due to a lack of suitable candidates.

Source : Bloomberg

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Dow's Rise Toward Record High Capped by Roughly 85-Point Drag From Boeing's Stock

U.S. stock benchmarks edged higher Monday, amid optimism over tariff talks and better-than-expected corporate earnings, but a decline in shares of Boeing was capping gains in the blue-chip Dow index. The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 20 points, or less than 0.1%, higher at 26,790. Boeing Co.™s stock extended its decline to a two-month low, down 3.6%, following a report on Friday that said the company may have misled federal aviation authorities about the safety of the 737 Max jet. The...

Silver Prices Finish Higher as Gold Posts Back-to-Back Declines

Silver futures finished higher on Monday, taking advantage of a rise in appetite for riskier assets while gold posted back-to-back declines as traders kept watch on Britain™s circuitous effort to leave the European Union and awaited developments in the U.S.-China trade fight. December silver rose 2.4 cents, or 0.1%, to settle at $17.602 an ounce after trading as high as $17.895 during the session. Gold for December delivery on Comex meanwhile, ended $6, or 0.4%, lower at $1,488.10 an...

Gold Holds Tight Range Ahead of Key Brexit Vote, Focus on Fed

Gold steadied in a tight range on Tuesday as investors adopted a cautious approach ahead of a crucial Brexit vote, while focus shifted to the U.S. Federal Reserve™s stance on interest rate cuts. Spot gold was steady at $1,484.60 per ounce. U.S. gold futures settled mostly unchanged at $1,487.5. œEverything is really quiet. The biggest factor, with the Fed looming and Brexit on the horizon, in the U.S. is really company earnings right now, said Michael Matousek, head trader at U.S....

Silver prices rally 1.6% -- leaving gold in the dust

Silver futures rallied Monday, taking advantage of a rise in appetite for riskier assets while gold edged slightly higher as traders kept watch on Britain's circuitous effort to leave the European Union and awaited developments in the U.S.-China trade fight. December silver jumped 28 cents, or 1.6%, to $17.850 an ounce. Gold for December delivery on Comex meanwhile, traded $3.90, or 0.3%, higher at $1,498 an ounce. In other metals trade, January platinum was up 0.4% at $899.70 an ounce,...

Oil Futures End Near a 2-Week Low as Investors Fret About Crude Demand

Oil futures settled at a nearly two-week low Monday, as investors failed to shake worries that growing signs of economic weakness will eventually hurt demand for crude oil. West Texas Intermediate crude for November delivery fell 47 cents, or 0.9%, to end at $53.31 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, after the U.S. benchmark contract posted a 1.7% weekly decline. The November contract, expires at Tuesday™s settlement. Global benchmark Brent crude for December lost 46 cents, or...

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