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Gold falls 1% after robust US jobs data

Gold slid 1% on Friday as strong U.S. jobs data renewed bets the Federal Reserve would hold pat on interest rates and boosted demand for riskier assets, while supply-squeezed palladium soared to a new record high. U.S. job growth increased by the most in 10 months in November, confirming that the economy remained on a moderate expansion path despite a prolonged manufacturing slump. Spot gold slipped 1% to $1,461.01 per ounce. U.S. gold futures settled down 1.1% at $1,465.1 per...

Gold Futures Drop as U.S. Payrolls Rise More Than Expected

Gold futures plunged, erasing a weekly gain, as stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data helped ease economic concerns that had fueled demand for the metal as a haven. Payrolls jumped 266,000, the most since January, according to a government report Friday that topped all estimates in a Bloomberg survey calling for 180,000 jobs. Gold has struggled to sustain recent rallies as resilient U.S. economic data and bets on progress toward a U.S.-China trade deal limit demand for the...

U.S. oil futures post biggest weekly rise since June

Oil futures settled higher on Friday, with U.S. prices up more than 7% for the week to mark their highest weekly percentage climb since June. Prices got a lift after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies announced an agreement to cut production by an additional 500,000 barrels a day starting in January. Including the 1.2 million barrels in reductions under the current pact, that will bring total output cuts to 1.7 million barrels a day from October 2018...

U.S. Jobs Trounce Forecasts With 266,000 Gain; Wages Heat Up

U.S. job gains roared back in November as unemployment matched a fresh half-century low and wages topped estimates, giving the Federal Reserve more reason to hold interest rates steady after three straight cuts. Stock futures and the dollar jumped while Treasuries slid. Payrolls jumped 266,000, the most since January, after an upwardly revised 156,000 advance the prior month, according to a Labor Department reportFriday that topped all estimates in a Bloomberg survey calling for...

Oil on track for weekly gain as OPEC+ set to confirm supply cut

Oil prices fell on Friday, but were set for weekly gains ahead of the OPEC+ meeting which kicked off Friday in Vienna. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and allies including Russia - a grouping known as OPEC+ - agreed on Thursday to more output cuts to avert oversupply as economic growth stagnates amid the U.S.-China trade war. But OPEC stopped short of pledging action beyond March and analysts have questioned the impact of the latest curbs. Brent futures were...

Australia Holds Key Rate, Wagers Housing Revival to Lift Spirits
Tuesday, 5 November 2019 10:50 WIB | FISCAL & MONETARY |Ekonomi AustraliaRBA

Australia kept interest rates unchanged Tuesday, betting that a rebound in property prices will increase household wealth and confidence and see consumers more willing to part with their cash.

Reserve Bank chief Philip Lowe and his board left the cash rate at 0.75% in Sydney as they monitor the ongoing impact of three reductions since June. The decision was predicted by money markets and economists and comes as policy makers struggle to accelerate economic growth and rekindle inflation.

œGiven global developments and the evidence of the spare capacity in the Australian economy, it is reasonable to expect that an extended period of low interest rates will be required in Australia, Governor Lowe said in a statement announcing the decision. The board œis prepared to ease monetary policy further if needed to support sustainable growth in the economy.

Australia gained much-needed breathing space in its easing cycle when the Federal Reserve signaled last week it was pausing rate cuts. That is likely to cool upward pressure on an Aussie dollar that Lowe has struggled to contain in order to keep his nation™s exporters competitive and hiring.

While the RBA™s three-quarters of a percentage point of rate cuts -- the same as the Fed -- and Australian government tax rebates have failed to lift flagging consumer spirits, monetary policy easing has been a boon for housing.

Prices in Melbourne surged 2.3% in October, the biggest monthly gain in almost 10 years, and have jumped 6% since bottoming in May. Sydney isn™t far behind, advancing 1.7% last month and rebounding 5.3% since May.

Yet that wealth effect hasn™t translated into improved sentiment: consumer confidence has fallen in four of the five months since the RBA resumed easing; retail sales, meanwhile, are miserable and rose just 0.2% in September from a year earlier and actually fell 0.1% in volume terms in the third quarter.

Source : Bloomberg

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Gold falls 1% after robust US jobs data

Gold slid 1% on Friday as strong U.S. jobs data renewed bets the Federal Reserve would hold pat on interest rates and boosted demand for riskier assets, while supply-squeezed palladium soared to a new record high. U.S. job growth increased by the most in 10 months in November, confirming that the economy remained on a moderate expansion path despite a prolonged manufacturing slump. Spot gold slipped 1% to $1,461.01 per ounce. U.S. gold futures settled down 1.1% at $1,465.1 per...

Gold Futures Drop as U.S. Payrolls Rise More Than Expected

Gold futures plunged, erasing a weekly gain, as stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data helped ease economic concerns that had fueled demand for the metal as a haven. Payrolls jumped 266,000, the most since January, according to a government report Friday that topped all estimates in a Bloomberg survey calling for 180,000 jobs. Gold has struggled to sustain recent rallies as resilient U.S. economic data and bets on progress toward a U.S.-China trade deal limit demand for the...

U.S. oil futures post biggest weekly rise since June

Oil futures settled higher on Friday, with U.S. prices up more than 7% for the week to mark their highest weekly percentage climb since June. Prices got a lift after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies announced an agreement to cut production by an additional 500,000 barrels a day starting in January. Including the 1.2 million barrels in reductions under the current pact, that will bring total output cuts to 1.7 million barrels a day from October 2018...

U.S. Jobs Trounce Forecasts With 266,000 Gain; Wages Heat Up

U.S. job gains roared back in November as unemployment matched a fresh half-century low and wages topped estimates, giving the Federal Reserve more reason to hold interest rates steady after three straight cuts. Stock futures and the dollar jumped while Treasuries slid. Payrolls jumped 266,000, the most since January, after an upwardly revised 156,000 advance the prior month, according to a Labor Department reportFriday that topped all estimates in a Bloomberg survey calling for...

Oil on track for weekly gain as OPEC+ set to confirm supply cut

Oil prices fell on Friday, but were set for weekly gains ahead of the OPEC+ meeting which kicked off Friday in Vienna. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and allies including Russia - a grouping known as OPEC+ - agreed on Thursday to more output cuts to avert oversupply as economic growth stagnates amid the U.S.-China trade war. But OPEC stopped short of pledging action beyond March and analysts have questioned the impact of the latest curbs. Brent futures were...

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