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Gold futures marks highest settlement since March 2013

Gold futures rallied on Tuesday to log their highest finish since late March 2013, with analysts attributing the rise to expectations for central bank stimulus as the spread of COVID-19 raised concerns about the global economy. April gold rose $17.20, or 1.1%, to settle at $1,603.60 an ounce. That was the highest most-active contract settlement since March 27, 2013, FactSet data show. Source : MarketWatch

Gold Scales Two-Week High as Coronavirus Hits Business

Gold climbed to a two-week high on Tuesday as investors sought safe havens after a revenue warning from iPhone maker Apple due to coronavirus, exacerbating fears of the outbreak's impact on global economic growth. Spot gold was up 0.4% at $1,587.06 per ounce, having earlier risen to its highest since Feb. 3 at $1,589.40. U.S. gold futures inched up 0.3% to $1,590.20. Gold is considered a hedge against risks from political and economic turmoil. Apple's warning that its sales would fall short...

Gold futures tally a fifth straight session climb

Gold futures climbed on Wednesday for a fifth consecutive session, marking another settlement at their highest since March 2013, with strength in U.S. equities failing to pressure prices for the haven metal. "I believe retail investors are pouring into equities, while institutional investors are a little more cautious and seeking safe haven exposure," said Jeff Wright, executive vice president of GoldMining Inc. April gold rose $8.20, or 0.5%, to settle at $1,611.80 an ounce, ahead of the...

Gold Rises on Mounting Business Impact From Virus Outbreak

Gold rose to a two-week high on Tuesday, spurred by demand for safe-havens after iPhone maker Apple Inc™s revenue warning underscored the financial fallout of the coronavirus epidemic in China. Spot gold was up 0.4% at $1,586.32 per ounce as of 0246 GMT. Earlier in the session, prices touched their highest since Feb. 3 at $1,586.90. U.S. gold futures inched up by 0.2% to $1,589.30. Apple is one of the largest Western firms to be hurt by the epidemic. It said manufacturing facilities in...

Oil settles unchanged, paring early losses

Oil prices were little changed on Tuesday, pressured by concerns over the impact on crude demand from the coronavirus outbreak in China and a lack of further action by OPEC and its allies to support the market. Brent crude was up 8 cents at $57.75 per barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures settled unchanged at $52.05. Earlier in the session WTI fell to a session low of $51.15 per barrel. Though new cases of the coronavirus in mainland China have dipped, global experts said it was...

Carney Defends Bank of England Smooth Brexit Assumption
Thursday, 1 August 2019 19:47 WIB | FISCAL & MONETARY |Mark Carney,

Mark Carney defended the Bank of England™s assumption in its latest economic forecasts that Britain will avoid a no-deal Brexit, saying it™s still the government™s official position to reach an agreement with the European Union.

Speaking to reporters after the central bank left interest rates unchanged, Carney said that while the bank has prepared the financial system for a no-deal Brexit, that™s different than assuming it to be the most likely outcome. That position puts the governor at odds with investors who are increasingly pricing in the possibility that the U.K. will leave the bloc on with no withdrawal agreement in place.

The pound was down 0.4% at $1.2108 at 1:15 p.m. London time, near the weakest since early 2017.

Boris Johnson, who became prime minister last month, has said the chance of a no-deal outcome is a million to one but has also pledged to take the U.K. out of the EU with or without a deal on Oct. 31. The pound has tumbled as a result.

No-deal Brexit would likely lead to an increase in inflation and a hit to growth, Carney said. While businesses are doing what they can to prepare, they still expect their output to fall, he said. He also reiterated that the monetary policy response to Brexit isn™t automatic and could see rates move in either direction.

He was speaking after policy makers unanimously kept the benchmark interest rate at 0.75% and kept asset purchases unchanged.

The BOE is in wait-and-see mode, even as the world™s biggest central banks turn dovish amid slowing global growth and persistent trade tensions. The Federal Reserve on Wednesday delivered a quarter-point cut and suggested there™s more to come. The European Central Bank is looking at adding more stimulus as early as September.

Source : Bloomberg

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Gold futures marks highest settlement since March 2013

Gold futures rallied on Tuesday to log their highest finish since late March 2013, with analysts attributing the rise to expectations for central bank stimulus as the spread of COVID-19 raised concerns about the global economy. April gold rose $17.20, or 1.1%, to settle at $1,603.60 an ounce. That was the highest most-active contract settlement since March 27, 2013, FactSet data show. Source : MarketWatch

Gold Scales Two-Week High as Coronavirus Hits Business

Gold climbed to a two-week high on Tuesday as investors sought safe havens after a revenue warning from iPhone maker Apple due to coronavirus, exacerbating fears of the outbreak's impact on global economic growth. Spot gold was up 0.4% at $1,587.06 per ounce, having earlier risen to its highest since Feb. 3 at $1,589.40. U.S. gold futures inched up 0.3% to $1,590.20. Gold is considered a hedge against risks from political and economic turmoil. Apple's warning that its sales would fall short...

Gold futures tally a fifth straight session climb

Gold futures climbed on Wednesday for a fifth consecutive session, marking another settlement at their highest since March 2013, with strength in U.S. equities failing to pressure prices for the haven metal. "I believe retail investors are pouring into equities, while institutional investors are a little more cautious and seeking safe haven exposure," said Jeff Wright, executive vice president of GoldMining Inc. April gold rose $8.20, or 0.5%, to settle at $1,611.80 an ounce, ahead of the...

Gold Rises on Mounting Business Impact From Virus Outbreak

Gold rose to a two-week high on Tuesday, spurred by demand for safe-havens after iPhone maker Apple Inc™s revenue warning underscored the financial fallout of the coronavirus epidemic in China. Spot gold was up 0.4% at $1,586.32 per ounce as of 0246 GMT. Earlier in the session, prices touched their highest since Feb. 3 at $1,586.90. U.S. gold futures inched up by 0.2% to $1,589.30. Apple is one of the largest Western firms to be hurt by the epidemic. It said manufacturing facilities in...

Oil settles unchanged, paring early losses

Oil prices were little changed on Tuesday, pressured by concerns over the impact on crude demand from the coronavirus outbreak in China and a lack of further action by OPEC and its allies to support the market. Brent crude was up 8 cents at $57.75 per barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures settled unchanged at $52.05. Earlier in the session WTI fell to a session low of $51.15 per barrel. Though new cases of the coronavirus in mainland China have dipped, global experts said it was...

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