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Gold futures finish at their highest in more than 2 weeks

Gold futures settled at a more than two-week high on Thursday, as worries surrounding the spread of the coronavirus led to weakness in the U.S. stock market and a fall in bond yields, lifting the haven appeal of the precious metal. "Appetite towards the precious metal should remain supported by growing fears over the coronavirus outbreak in China," said Lukman Otunuga, senior research analyst at FXTM. "The general uncertainty is likely to accelerate the flight to safety with gold seen testing...

Hong Kong Stocks Sharply Down on Virus Fears (Review)

Hong Kong equities closed sharply lower on Thursday as investors took flight over the deadly SARS -like virus that has spread from China. The Hang Seng Index fell 1.52 percent, or 431.92 points, to end at 27,909.12. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index losing 2.75 percent, or 84.23 points, to close at 2,976.53, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, tumbled 3.45 percent, or 62.79 points, to 1,756.82 at the finish. Source : AFP

Gold Inches Lower as Investors Seek Clarity on Virus Severity

Gold edged lower on Friday as investors sought details on the severity of the China virus after the World Health Organisation stopped short of announcing the outbreak as a global emergency. Spot gold fell 0.2% to $1,559.28 per ounce by 0748 GMT, but was on track to gain 0.2% for the week. U.S. gold futures slipped 0.4% to $1,559.30. Asian shares inched higher following the WHO statement on Thursday that the new China virus does not yet constitute an international emergency. However,...

U.S. oil futures mark lowest settlement since late November

Oil futures fell sharply on Thursday, sending U.S. prices to their lowest settlement since late November, as the spread of coronavirus raised worries about the global economy and energy demand. "All markets are watching the situation with China" and the coronavirus, said Tariq Zahir, managing member at Tyche Capital Advisors. "Energy markets could see a rather [large] impact on demand, especially if this virus gets worse." March West Texas Intermediate oil fell $1.15, or 2%, to settle at...

Tokyo stocks open high

Tokyo stocks opened higher on Friday, propped up by a calm session on Wall Street despite caution from investors over a new deadly virus from China. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.25 percent or 59.38 points to 23,854.82 in early trade while the broader Topix index was up 0.12 percent or 2.16 points at 1,732.66. Sumber : AFP

Trump: US is 'Locked and Loaded' to Respond to Saudi Oil Attack
Monday, 16 September 2019 17:05 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

U.S. President Donald Trump says American forces are 'locked and loaded' to respond to the fiery attacks on one of Saudi Arabia's largest oil fields and the world™s biggest crude oil stabilization facility.

"There is reason to believe we know the culprit," Trump tweeted late Sunday. He added he is waiting to hear from the Saudis as to who they believe is behind the attack and œunder what terms we would proceed.

Earlier, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had tweeted that œIran has now launched an unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply," discounting the claim of responsibility by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen who said they carried out the attack by drones.

Iran calls the charges it is behind the attack, œmaximum lies.

Likely targets in Iran for the United States or Saudi Arabia œwould be refineries and critical oil facilities, Ali Shihabi, the founder of the Arabia Foundation, tells VOA.

Shihabi says, despite Trump™s tweet, it is not about Riyadh œdeciding, that any action the Saudis take œin retaliation across the Gulf will expose U.S. troops and facilities to Iranian attack, so it has to coordinate with the U.S.

Middlebury Institute of International Studies scholar Jeffrey Lewis says Trump leaving the decision to the Saudis œis pathetic.

Lewis, the founding publisher of the Arms Control Wonk blog, tells VOA the U.S. president is œclearly leaving himself an out “ so he can declare that he œwanted to retaliate, but it was the Saudis who said no.Lewis adds that Trump œlikes to talk tough and I can™t rule out something symbolic, but I don™t think he has the stomach to start a war.

Source : VOA

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Gold futures finish at their highest in more than 2 weeks

Gold futures settled at a more than two-week high on Thursday, as worries surrounding the spread of the coronavirus led to weakness in the U.S. stock market and a fall in bond yields, lifting the haven appeal of the precious metal. "Appetite towards the precious metal should remain supported by growing fears over the coronavirus outbreak in China," said Lukman Otunuga, senior research analyst at FXTM. "The general uncertainty is likely to accelerate the flight to safety with gold seen testing...

Hong Kong Stocks Sharply Down on Virus Fears (Review)

Hong Kong equities closed sharply lower on Thursday as investors took flight over the deadly SARS -like virus that has spread from China. The Hang Seng Index fell 1.52 percent, or 431.92 points, to end at 27,909.12. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index losing 2.75 percent, or 84.23 points, to close at 2,976.53, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, tumbled 3.45 percent, or 62.79 points, to 1,756.82 at the finish. Source : AFP

Gold Inches Lower as Investors Seek Clarity on Virus Severity

Gold edged lower on Friday as investors sought details on the severity of the China virus after the World Health Organisation stopped short of announcing the outbreak as a global emergency. Spot gold fell 0.2% to $1,559.28 per ounce by 0748 GMT, but was on track to gain 0.2% for the week. U.S. gold futures slipped 0.4% to $1,559.30. Asian shares inched higher following the WHO statement on Thursday that the new China virus does not yet constitute an international emergency. However,...

U.S. oil futures mark lowest settlement since late November

Oil futures fell sharply on Thursday, sending U.S. prices to their lowest settlement since late November, as the spread of coronavirus raised worries about the global economy and energy demand. "All markets are watching the situation with China" and the coronavirus, said Tariq Zahir, managing member at Tyche Capital Advisors. "Energy markets could see a rather [large] impact on demand, especially if this virus gets worse." March West Texas Intermediate oil fell $1.15, or 2%, to settle at...

Tokyo stocks open high

Tokyo stocks opened higher on Friday, propped up by a calm session on Wall Street despite caution from investors over a new deadly virus from China. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.25 percent or 59.38 points to 23,854.82 in early trade while the broader Topix index was up 0.12 percent or 2.16 points at 1,732.66. Sumber : AFP

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