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GLOBAL
Minorities in Pakistan Wait as Hard-Line Islamic Cleric Indicted
Friday, 6 December 2019 17:05 WIB

Minorities in Pakistan are anxiously awaiting the final court ruling against a hardline cleric who was indicted last month on charges of sedition and terrorism for inciting nationwide protests in Pakistan. An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Pakistan's Punjab province formally charged Khadim Hussain...

MARKET UPDATE
Hong Kong stocks finish week on positive note (Review)
Saturday, 7 December 2019 04:32 WIB

Hong Kong closed more than one percent higher Friday, boosted by renewed hopes that China and the United States will eventually reach a partial trade deal. The Hang Seng index added 1.07 percent, or 281.33 points, to 26,498.37. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index added 0.43 percent, or 12.54...

ECONOMY
U.S. Jobs Trounce Forecasts With 266,000 Gain; Wages Heat Up
Friday, 6 December 2019 20:54 WIB

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...

GOLD CORNER
Little conviction in gold market as trade talks ebb and flow
Monday, 25 November 2019 11:27 WIB

Confusion and uncertainty dominates the gold market as traders and investors continue to react to shifting trade sentiment between China and the U.S. The latest Kitco News Weekly Gold Survey shows Wall Street analysts nearly caught in a three-way tie, while only a slight majority of retail...

COMMODITY
U.S. oil futures post biggest weekly rise since June
Saturday, 7 December 2019 03:13 WIB

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...

FISCAL & MONETARY
Australia Holds Rate as RBA Waits for Past Cuts to Flow Through
Tuesday, 3 December 2019 10:56 WIB

Australia™s central bank kept interest rates unchanged as it waits for three cuts since June to flow through to areas of the economy beyond the property market. Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe and his board kept the cash rate at 0.75% Tuesday, in line with expectations of...

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