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Saturday, 24 August 2019 03:44 WIB

Oil prices fell on Friday after China unveiled retaliatory tariffs against about $75 billion worth of U.S. goods, marking another escalation of a protracted trade dispute between the world™s two largest economies. Brent crude futures fell 50 cents, or 0.8%, to $59.40 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell $1.18, or 2.1%, to settle at $54.17 a barrel. China™s commerce ministry said it would impose additional tariffs of 5% or 10% on a total of 5,078 products originating from the United States, including agricultural products such as soybeans, crude oil and small...

RECENT NEWS
Gold Futures Post a Gain For a 4th Week in a Row
Saturday, 24 August 2019 01:21 WIB | GOLD EMAS

Gold futures rallied Friday, with Chinas plan for retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods helping to boost investor interest in the haven metal. "Gold is likely to be most volatile during FOMC meetings and days (like today) when we receive a barrage of tweets from President [Donald] Trump and headlines concerning global trade," said Matthew Miller, equity analyst at CFRA Research. "The news regarding China's trade retaliation and [Trump's] multiple tweets attacking the Federal Reserve are overshadowing" the Jackson Hole, Wyo., economic policy symposium, he said. December gold climbed by...

Gold prices head lower, set to snap weekly streak of gains ahead of Powell speech
Friday, 23 August 2019 19:19 WIB | GOLD EMAS Spot Emas

Gold futures on Friday headed modestly lower ahead of much-awaited speech from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell near Jackson Hole, Wyo., which could provide some insights about health of the U.S. economy and the path of monetary policy ” key drivers for commodities. Powell is set to speak Friday at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. Powell's speech comes after Kansas City Fed Esther George and the Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker, said on CNBC that they would like to hold interest rates steady. December gold was off $2.80, or 0.2%, at $1,505.70 an ounce, after sliding 0.5% lower on...

Oil Prices Dips Ahead of Powell Speech
Friday, 23 August 2019 19:18 WIB | Minyak WTI Minyak Mentah Minyak Brent

Oil prices traded slightly lower on Friday as markets prepped for a speech from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell at the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium. New York-traded West Texas Intermediate crude futures slipped just 2 cents, nearly unchanged on a percentage basis, to $55.33 a barrel by 7:44 AM ET (11:44 GMT), while Brent crude futures, the benchmark for oil prices outside the U.S., fell 12 cents, or 0.2%, to $59.80. The speech at 10:00 AM ET (14:00 GMT) is expected to provide clues on whether the U.S. central bank will cut interest rates for a second time this year to boost the...

Gold set for worst week in nearly 5 months; Powell's speech in focus
Friday, 23 August 2019 15:54 WIB | GOLD EMAS Spot Emas

Gold eased on Friday and was set for its worst week in nearly five months, as lack of clarity from the U.S. Federal Reserve on the outlook for interest rate cuts triggered investors to cash in some gains ahead of Jerome Powell's speech at Jackson Hole. Spot gold was down 0.2% to $1,495.80 per ounce, as of 08:05 GMT. The metal has lost nearly 1.2% so far this week, on track for its biggest weekly percentage decline since March 29. U.S. gold futures also slipped 0.2% to $1,505.50 an ounce. The market is closely watching Fed Chairman Powell's speech at the Jackson Hole seminar due later in...

Dollar Gains as Traders Trim Rate Hopes Before Powell Speech
Friday, 23 August 2019 15:20 WIB | DOLLAR Currency Indeks Dolar

The dollar was broadly higher in early trading in Europe Friday in generally quiet trading ahead of a keenly-awaited speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell at 10 AM ET (14:00 GMT). At 3:30 AM, the dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of currencies, was up some 0.2% from late Thursday's levels at 98.222, with its biggest gains coming against the lower-yielding yen and Swiss franc. Elsewhere, the Chinese yuan slid to a new 11-year low for the second day in a row, while sterling defended the gains it made in a short squeeze on Thursday on the positive spin...

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PRECIOUS METALS
Gold Futures Post a Gain For a 4th Week in a Row
Saturday, 24 August 2019 01:21 WIB

Gold futures rallied Friday, with China™s plan for retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods helping to boost investor interest in the haven metal. "Gold is likely to be most volatile during FOMC...

ENERGY
Oil prices slide 2.1% as US-China trade war escalates
Saturday, 24 August 2019 03:44 WIB

Oil prices fell on Friday after China unveiled retaliatory tariffs against about $75 billion worth of U.S. goods, marking another escalation of a protracted trade dispute between the world™s two...

CURRENCIES
Dollar Gains as Traders Trim Rate Hopes Before Powell Speech
Friday, 23 August 2019 15:20 WIB

The dollar was broadly higher in early trading in Europe Friday in generally quiet trading ahead of a keenly-awaited speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell at 10 AM ET (14:00 GMT). At...