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Gold Jumps as Investors Seek a Haven Amid Growing Virus Fears

Spot gold jumped as much as 1.1% to $1,588.68/oz as investors sought a haven amid growing fears over the spread of the coronavirus around the world. Trades 0.7% higher at $1,582.96 at 7:54am in Singapore; rose 0.9% last week. Stock futures and crude oil tumble as investors are spooked by the impact of the virus; Treasury futures climb. Source : Bloomberg

Oil Tumbles on Virus Fear While Saudis See 'Very Limited' Impact

Oil tumbled as the market opened in Asia on fears China's deadly coronavirus will crimp energy demand, prompting Saudi Arabia to say it was closely monitoring the situation. Futures in London and New York plunged more than 3% in early trading as the death toll from the outbreak in China rose and as officials extended the Lunar New Year holiday to help stem the spread of the outbreak. While Goldman Sachs Group Inc. predicted last week that global oil demand may take a hit, Saudi...

Tokyo's Nikkei opens down more than 2% on China virus fears

Tokyo's key Nikkei index dropped more than two percent at the open on Monday on concerns over the potential impact of a new coronavirus that has killed 80 people in China. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 2.04 percent, or 486.13 points, to 23,341.05 in early trade, while the broader Topix index fell 1.84 percent, or 31.77 points, to 1,698.67. Source : AFP

Yen jumps, yuan slumps on worries China struggling to contain virus

The yen rose and the yuan fell in offshore trade on Monday as worries that China is struggling to contain the spread of a pneumonia-like virus sparked a bout of risk aversion. Japan's currency, often sought as a safe-haven in times of uncertainty, rose to the highest in almost three weeks versus the dollar, while the yuan fell to its lowest since Jan. 8. China's cabinet announced it will extend the Lunar New Year holidays to Feb. 2, to strengthen the prevention and control of the new...

Nikkei drops, tourism shares hit by China virus concerns

Japanese shares tumbled on Monday, with tourism-related stocks taking a fresh hit, on fears that a virus outbreak originating from China could be more deadly and harder to contain than initially thought. As of 01:55 GMT, the Nikkei share average was down 1.68% at 23,426.58, turning negative on the year, while the broader Topix lost 1.37% to 1,706.77. China's cabinet said it would extend the week-long Lunar New Year holiday by three days to Feb. 2 in a bid to contain the spread of the disease...

Fed Makes Second Straight Rate Cut, Splits on Further Action
Thursday, 19 September 2019 01:20 WIB | FISCAL & MONETARY |Federal ReserveThe FedEkonomi AS

Federal Reserve policy makers lowered their main interest rate for a second time this year while splitting over the need for further easing, caught between uncertainty over trade and global growth and a domestic economy that's holding up well.

œ Although household spending has been rising at a strong pace, business fixed investment and exports have weakened,™™ the Federal Open Market Committee said in a statement on Wednesday in Washington. Officials maintained their pledge to œact as appropriate to sustain the expansion. 

Chairman Jerome Powell, under relentless public pressure from President Donald Trump to slash rates, will hold a press conference at 2:30 p.m. New York time.

The benchmark rate was lowered by a quarter percentage point to a range of 1.75% to 2% œin light of the implications of global developments for the economic outlook as well as muted inflation pressures,™™ the committee said. The FOMC continued to characterize the labor market as œstrong with œsolid job gains.

Five officials wanted to keep rates unchanged, while five saw a quarter point as appropriate this year and seven wanted a half point.

The Fed Board also took a separate step to calm this week's strains in money markets and avert harm to the economy, lowering the interest rate on excess reserves to 1.8%. Earlier Wednesday the Fed injected $75 billion of liquidity to ease a crunch, and key rates pulled back from elevated levels.

Source : Bloomberg

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POPULAR NEWS
Gold Jumps as Investors Seek a Haven Amid Growing Virus Fears

Spot gold jumped as much as 1.1% to $1,588.68/oz as investors sought a haven amid growing fears over the spread of the coronavirus around the world. Trades 0.7% higher at $1,582.96 at 7:54am in Singapore; rose 0.9% last week. Stock futures and crude oil tumble as investors are spooked by the impact of the virus; Treasury futures climb. Source : Bloomberg

Oil Tumbles on Virus Fear While Saudis See 'Very Limited' Impact

Oil tumbled as the market opened in Asia on fears China's deadly coronavirus will crimp energy demand, prompting Saudi Arabia to say it was closely monitoring the situation. Futures in London and New York plunged more than 3% in early trading as the death toll from the outbreak in China rose and as officials extended the Lunar New Year holiday to help stem the spread of the outbreak. While Goldman Sachs Group Inc. predicted last week that global oil demand may take a hit, Saudi...

Tokyo's Nikkei opens down more than 2% on China virus fears

Tokyo's key Nikkei index dropped more than two percent at the open on Monday on concerns over the potential impact of a new coronavirus that has killed 80 people in China. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 2.04 percent, or 486.13 points, to 23,341.05 in early trade, while the broader Topix index fell 1.84 percent, or 31.77 points, to 1,698.67. Source : AFP

Yen jumps, yuan slumps on worries China struggling to contain virus

The yen rose and the yuan fell in offshore trade on Monday as worries that China is struggling to contain the spread of a pneumonia-like virus sparked a bout of risk aversion. Japan's currency, often sought as a safe-haven in times of uncertainty, rose to the highest in almost three weeks versus the dollar, while the yuan fell to its lowest since Jan. 8. China's cabinet announced it will extend the Lunar New Year holidays to Feb. 2, to strengthen the prevention and control of the new...

Nikkei drops, tourism shares hit by China virus concerns

Japanese shares tumbled on Monday, with tourism-related stocks taking a fresh hit, on fears that a virus outbreak originating from China could be more deadly and harder to contain than initially thought. As of 01:55 GMT, the Nikkei share average was down 1.68% at 23,426.58, turning negative on the year, while the broader Topix lost 1.37% to 1,706.77. China's cabinet said it would extend the week-long Lunar New Year holiday by three days to Feb. 2 in a bid to contain the spread of the disease...

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