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Gold Prices Settle Slightly Lower, Then Extend Losses After Fed Meeting Minutes

Gold prices gave up the bulk of their losses on Wednesday to finish just a dime lower, finding support after Reuters reported that phase one of a U.S.-China trade deal might not be reached this year. That lifted haven demand for the precious metal. Prices then moved even lower as minutes from the Federal Reserve™s October meeting, released after the gold price settlement, showed that Fed officials were more optimistic about the economic outlook and were against using negative rates in the...

Gold Prices Fall to Lowest Settlement in Over a Week

Gold prices fell on Thursday to mark their lowest settlement in just over a week. "Gold's sensitivity to trade-deal headlines seems to be easing off," said Adrian Ash, director of research at BullionVault. "Traders are tiring of this flood of rumor and counter-rumor as progress stalls." December gold lost $10.60, or 0.7%, to settle at $1,463.60 an ounce, with prices for the most-active contract at the lowest finish since Nov. 13, according to FactSet data. Source : Marketwatch

Gold Gains as Souring US-China Relations Dent Risk Appetite

Gold prices rose to their highest in nearly two weeks on Wednesday as U.S. Senate measures on Hong Kong posed a potential roadblock for a trade deal between the United States and China, denting appeal for riskier assets. Spot gold was up 0.3% at $1,476.50 an ounce and U.S. gold futures rose 0.2% to $1,477. The U.S. Senate passed two bills backing human rights in Hong Kong and banning export of certain munitions to the region™s police forces. China condemned the move and called for...

Gold Steady Amid U.S.-China Tension Before Fed Minutes

Gold was steady as investors weighed latest developments on the trade front ahead of the release of minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting later Wednesday. The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday aimed at supporting protesters in Hong Kong and warning China against a violent suppression of the demonstrations, drawing a rebuke from authorities in Beijing and potentially complicating trade talks between the two countries. China on Wednesday reiterated a threat to...

U.S. Dollar Flat as Tensions With China Rise Over Hong Kong

The U.S. dollar was flat on Wednesday ahead of the expected release of the Federal Reserve meeting minutes and as tensions between Washington and Beijing rose. China took offense to the U.S. Senate passing legislation that backed Hong Kong protesters and would ban the export of items like tear gas and rubber bullets to the city's police force, as conflict between the two sides escalated this week. The news added to jitters after U.S. President Donald Trump reiterated that he would raise...

U.S. Payrolls Rise 130,000, Boosted by 25,000 for Census Count
Friday, 6 September 2019 19:59 WIB | ECONOMY |Ekonomi ASNon-Farm EmploymentU.S.Unemployment

U.S. companies' hiring stumbled in August, likely cementing expectations for a second straight Federal Reserve interest-rate cut as trade uncertainty and softer global growth weigh on the outlook.

Private payrolls rose 96,000, a three-month low, after a downwardly revised 131,000 advance the prior month, according to a Labor Department reportFriday that trailed the median estimate of economists for a 150,000 gain. Total nonfarm payrolls climbed a below-forecast 130,000, which was boosted by 25,000 temporary government workers to prepare for the 2020 Census count.

The jobless rate held at 3.7%, near a half-century low, while average hourly earnings topped forecasts with a 3.2% gain from a year earlier and 0.4% from the prior month.

The data suggest bigger cracks are forming in the labor market, which could threaten the chief U.S. economic engine of consumer spending and the record-long expansion itself -- along with President Donald Trump's re-election chances in 2020. With the U.S.-China trade war and weakness abroad already weighing on the outlook and Treasury yields down sharply this year, calls may grow for the Fed to cut interest rates this month by a half point instead of a quarter point.

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell will have a chance to clarify the central bank's outlook on Friday. He is due to speak at 12:30 p.m. New York time, answering questions from a moderator at the University of Zurich.

Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had projected 160,000 new nonfarm jobs with unemployment at 3.7% and annual wage gains at 3%.

Revisions subtracted 20,000 jobs from the prior two months, bringing the three-month nonfarm average to 156,000.

Private employers added an average 129,000 jobs over the last three months. The latest figures contrast with ADP Research Institute data this week showing U.S. companies added 195,000 jobs in August.

Still, there were several signs the labor market remains solid. The participation rate, or share of working-age people in the labor force, increased to 63.2%, while the employment-population ratio rose to 60.9%, both up 0.2 percentage point from the prior month.

That reflected the household survey's count of employment rising by 590,000, while the number of unemployed people fell by 19,000 to 6.04 million.

In addition, two key early indicators of weakness in the U.S. jobs market -- hiring for temporary-help positions and weekly working hours -- strengthened in August.

Source : Bloomberg

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Gold Prices Settle Slightly Lower, Then Extend Losses After Fed Meeting Minutes

Gold prices gave up the bulk of their losses on Wednesday to finish just a dime lower, finding support after Reuters reported that phase one of a U.S.-China trade deal might not be reached this year. That lifted haven demand for the precious metal. Prices then moved even lower as minutes from the Federal Reserve™s October meeting, released after the gold price settlement, showed that Fed officials were more optimistic about the economic outlook and were against using negative rates in the...

Gold Prices Fall to Lowest Settlement in Over a Week

Gold prices fell on Thursday to mark their lowest settlement in just over a week. "Gold's sensitivity to trade-deal headlines seems to be easing off," said Adrian Ash, director of research at BullionVault. "Traders are tiring of this flood of rumor and counter-rumor as progress stalls." December gold lost $10.60, or 0.7%, to settle at $1,463.60 an ounce, with prices for the most-active contract at the lowest finish since Nov. 13, according to FactSet data. Source : Marketwatch

Gold Gains as Souring US-China Relations Dent Risk Appetite

Gold prices rose to their highest in nearly two weeks on Wednesday as U.S. Senate measures on Hong Kong posed a potential roadblock for a trade deal between the United States and China, denting appeal for riskier assets. Spot gold was up 0.3% at $1,476.50 an ounce and U.S. gold futures rose 0.2% to $1,477. The U.S. Senate passed two bills backing human rights in Hong Kong and banning export of certain munitions to the region™s police forces. China condemned the move and called for...

Gold Steady Amid U.S.-China Tension Before Fed Minutes

Gold was steady as investors weighed latest developments on the trade front ahead of the release of minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting later Wednesday. The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday aimed at supporting protesters in Hong Kong and warning China against a violent suppression of the demonstrations, drawing a rebuke from authorities in Beijing and potentially complicating trade talks between the two countries. China on Wednesday reiterated a threat to...

U.S. Dollar Flat as Tensions With China Rise Over Hong Kong

The U.S. dollar was flat on Wednesday ahead of the expected release of the Federal Reserve meeting minutes and as tensions between Washington and Beijing rose. China took offense to the U.S. Senate passing legislation that backed Hong Kong protesters and would ban the export of items like tear gas and rubber bullets to the city's police force, as conflict between the two sides escalated this week. The news added to jitters after U.S. President Donald Trump reiterated that he would raise...

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