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Gold prices rise on weaker dollar as traders weigh progress on U.S.-China trade

Gold prices climbed Friday, buoyed by weakness in the dollar and a fall in bond yields, as traders struggled to sort out news that China has agreed to the text of a phase one trade deal with United States. Against that backdrop, February gold rose $3.70, or 0.3%, at $1,476 an ounce, set to more than recover its loss from Thursday. March silver meanwhile, shed 1.9 cents, or 0.1%, to $16.93 an ounce, after four consecutive sessions of gains. Among other metals on Comex, March copper fell 0.5%...

Dollar Hits Lowest Since July as Havens Retreat, Pound Rallies

The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index drops a second week as riskier assets gain after U.S.-China agree on a phase-one trade deal and the U.K.™s Conservative Party wins a crushing majority in Thursday™s election. USD/JPY up 0.3% to 109.63 GBP/USD rallies by 2.7% to 1.3514, strongest since May 2018 before paring the advance; flows are nearly 10 times the average for the past month, as they now come two-way with a slight preference to fade dips, according to two traders in...

Gold Steady as Weaker Dollar Offsets Increased Risk Appetite

Gold prices were steady on Friday as a weaker dollar helped offset pressures from an increased appetite for riskier assets following reports of a breakthrough in China-U.S. trade negotiations, while palladium scaled a fresh peak. Spot gold fell 0.1% to $1,467.20 per ounce by 0452 GMT, but was up about 0.5% so far this week. U.S. gold futures were down 0.1% at $1,471.60. Sources said on Thursday U.S. negotiators were offering to cut existing tariffs on Chinese goods by as much as 50% and...

Hong Kong Stocks Soar on Trade Deal Reports (Review)

Hong Kong stocks jumped more than two percent Friday after reports said China and the US had finally reached a partial trade agreement that will see Washington cancel tariffs due to be imposed at the weekend. The Hang Seng index soared 2.57 percent, or 693.62 points, to 27,687.76. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index added 1.78 percent, or 51.98 points, to 2,967.68 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, rallied 1.48 percent, or 24.22 points, to...

Stocks Open Slightly Lower as Investors Remain Uncertain on Trade Deal

U.S. stocks edged lower at the opening bell on Friday, pulling major equity benchmarks back from their all-time highs, as market participants were unsure about the outcome of recent trade negotiations ahead of tariffs on Chinese imports set to kick in on Dec. 15. The S&P 500 fell 0.1% to 3,164. The Dow Jones Industrial Average retreated 27 points, or 01.%, to 28,104. The Nasdaq Composite fell 0.1% to 8,711. Investors are monitoring a news briefing by Chinese officials that could outline...

Xinhua: China to Lift Tariffs on US Soybeans, Other Farm Goods
Saturday, 14 September 2019 02:18 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

China says it will lift tariffs on U.S. soybeans, pork and some other farm goods in yet another sign of easing tensions between the two countries ahead of trade talks scheduled for next month.

The announcement, reported Friday by China's Xinhua news agency, is the latest in a series of recent conciliatory gestures the world's two largest economies have taken to curb their ongoing trade war.   

On Thursday, Chinese Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao Feng said China was looking into purchasing U.S. agricultural goods such as pork and soybeans.

Gao also voiced hope the two sides will continue to create favorable conditions for the upcoming trade talks in Washington.

China previously imposed tariffs of 25 percent on U.S. farm goods and ordered importers to stop buying soybeans, the largest U.S. export to China. Beijing did not indicate Friday whether soybean purchases would resume.

Beijing's tariffs were imposed in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's tariff increases on Chinese products.

On Wednesday, however, Trump announced he was postponing tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese goods from Oct. 1 to Oct. 15.

He said on Twitter that Chinese Vice Premier Liu He had asked for the delay because of celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China on Oct. 1.

Source : VOA

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Gold prices rise on weaker dollar as traders weigh progress on U.S.-China trade

Gold prices climbed Friday, buoyed by weakness in the dollar and a fall in bond yields, as traders struggled to sort out news that China has agreed to the text of a phase one trade deal with United States. Against that backdrop, February gold rose $3.70, or 0.3%, at $1,476 an ounce, set to more than recover its loss from Thursday. March silver meanwhile, shed 1.9 cents, or 0.1%, to $16.93 an ounce, after four consecutive sessions of gains. Among other metals on Comex, March copper fell 0.5%...

Dollar Hits Lowest Since July as Havens Retreat, Pound Rallies

The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index drops a second week as riskier assets gain after U.S.-China agree on a phase-one trade deal and the U.K.™s Conservative Party wins a crushing majority in Thursday™s election. USD/JPY up 0.3% to 109.63 GBP/USD rallies by 2.7% to 1.3514, strongest since May 2018 before paring the advance; flows are nearly 10 times the average for the past month, as they now come two-way with a slight preference to fade dips, according to two traders in...

Gold Steady as Weaker Dollar Offsets Increased Risk Appetite

Gold prices were steady on Friday as a weaker dollar helped offset pressures from an increased appetite for riskier assets following reports of a breakthrough in China-U.S. trade negotiations, while palladium scaled a fresh peak. Spot gold fell 0.1% to $1,467.20 per ounce by 0452 GMT, but was up about 0.5% so far this week. U.S. gold futures were down 0.1% at $1,471.60. Sources said on Thursday U.S. negotiators were offering to cut existing tariffs on Chinese goods by as much as 50% and...

Hong Kong Stocks Soar on Trade Deal Reports (Review)

Hong Kong stocks jumped more than two percent Friday after reports said China and the US had finally reached a partial trade agreement that will see Washington cancel tariffs due to be imposed at the weekend. The Hang Seng index soared 2.57 percent, or 693.62 points, to 27,687.76. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index added 1.78 percent, or 51.98 points, to 2,967.68 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, rallied 1.48 percent, or 24.22 points, to...

Stocks Open Slightly Lower as Investors Remain Uncertain on Trade Deal

U.S. stocks edged lower at the opening bell on Friday, pulling major equity benchmarks back from their all-time highs, as market participants were unsure about the outcome of recent trade negotiations ahead of tariffs on Chinese imports set to kick in on Dec. 15. The S&P 500 fell 0.1% to 3,164. The Dow Jones Industrial Average retreated 27 points, or 01.%, to 28,104. The Nasdaq Composite fell 0.1% to 8,711. Investors are monitoring a news briefing by Chinese officials that could outline...

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