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Friday, 21 February 2020 08:10 WIB

USD/JPY seesaws around 112.00 amid the initial minutes of the Tokyo open on Friday. The yen pair recently surged to the highest since April 2019 following the broad US dollar rally and weakness of the Japanese fundamentals. The Japanese yen is now under pressure following the downbeat fundamentals at home. Not only the Asian economy™s sustained failures to reach 2.0% target inflation but the disappointing figures of the fourth quarter (Q4) GDP also raised doubts on the JPY™s safe-haven status. While identifying this, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently pushed the BOJ...

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Tuesday, 18 February 2020 19:48 WIB | Oil, Minyak Mentah Brent WTI Minyak

Oil fell below $57 a barrel on Tuesday, pressured by concerns over the impact on oil demand from the coronavirus outbreak in China and a lack of further action by OPEC and its allies to support the market. Forecasters including the International Energy Agency (IEA) have cut 2020 oil demand estimates because of the virus. Though new cases in mainland China have dipped, global experts say it is too early to judge if the outbreak is being contained. Brent crude was down $1.18 at $56.48 a barrel after rallying in the previous five sessions. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude fell 95 cents to...

Gold Rises on Rising Business Impact of Virus Outbreak
Tuesday, 18 February 2020 17:37 WIB | EMAS GOLD

Gold prices rose to a two-week high on Tuesday, spurred by demand for safe-havens after iPhone maker Apple Inc's revenue warning underscored the financial fallout of the coronavirus epidemic in China. Spot gold was up 0.4% at $1,586.93 per ounce by 07:17 GMT. Earlier in the session, prices touched their highest since Feb. 3 at $1,587.40. U.S. gold futures inched up 0.2% to $1,590. Apple has cut revenue forecast for the March quarter on the disruption in China due to the virus and weaker demand from the Chinese market, leading to a risk-off sentiment in the market, she said. Source :...

Dollar Gains on Virus Worries; Sterling Shows Strength
Tuesday, 18 February 2020 16:01 WIB | AUD/USD, EUR/USD GBP/USD Dolar AS DOLLAR

The return of risk aversion to the financial markets Tuesday has prompted more gains for the U.S. dollar, amid concerns about the extent of the damage caused by the coronavirus in China, but sterling is also showing signs of strength. At 03:00 ET (08:00 GMT), EUR/USD traded at 1.0836, just off the low of 1.0823, the lowest level since April 2017. The U.S. Dollar Index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of six other currencies, stood at 99.073, having earlier climbed as high as 99.132, again at heights not seen for over two years. GBP/USD traded at 1.30, down just 0.1%....

Oil Prices Slide Amid Lingering Coronavirus Worries
Tuesday, 18 February 2020 13:41 WIB | Crude Oil Oil, brent oil Minyak WTI

Oil prices slid on Tuesday in Asia amid lingering demand concerns due to the coronavirus outbreak. U.S. Crude Oil WTI Futures fell 0.6% to $51.99 by 1:15 AM ET (05:15 GMT). International Brent Oil Futures slid 1.0% to $57.10. The decline in oil prices came even after China reported that the number of new virus infection in the country continued to fall. On Tuesday, Chinese health authorities confirmed 1,886 new cases of coronavirus, and 98 new deaths. China recently imposed tougher restrictions on travel and movement within the country to help limit the spread of the virus. The...

Gold Rises on Mounting Business Impact From Virus Outbreak
Tuesday, 18 February 2020 12:28 WIB | EMAS GOLD

Gold rose to a two-week high on Tuesday, spurred by demand for safe-havens after iPhone maker Apple Incs revenue warning underscored the financial fallout of the coronavirus epidemic in China. Spot gold was up 0.4% at $1,586.32 per ounce as of 0246 GMT. Earlier in the session, prices touched their highest since Feb. 3 at $1,586.90. U.S. gold futures inched up by 0.2% to $1,589.30. Apple is one of the largest Western firms to be hurt by the epidemic. It said manufacturing facilities in China that produce iPhone and other electronics have begun to reopen, but they are ramping up more...

Oil Snaps Five-Day Rally While Investors Assess Virus Measures
Tuesday, 18 February 2020 09:44 WIB | Crude Oil Oil, brent oil Minyak WTI

Oil snapped the longest run of daily gains this year as investors assessed the demand hit from the coronavirus and stimulus measures being rolled out to cushion its economic impact. Markets are overconfident in expecting a v-shaped recovery and oil prices are likely to remain weak during the first half of the year, according to Citigroup Inc. China has pledged a raft of fiscal stimulus measures, while Singapore plans to deliver a strong budget to counter the slowdown on tourism and trade. Brent for April settlement lost 48 cents, or 0.8%, to $57.19...

Gold Gains on Risk-Off Sentiment Amid Growth Concerns
Tuesday, 18 February 2020 09:23 WIB | GOLD EMAS

Gold advanced as risk-off sentiment crept back into markets amid concerns over the impact of the coronavirus on global growth. Spot gold +0.3% to $1,585.83/oz at 9:38am in Singapore; -0.2% Monday. Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index steady near highest since end-Nov. U.S. futures and Asian stocks slid after Apple Inc. said quarterly sales would miss forecasts, underscoring how the deadly virus could hurt corporate earnings and the economy. Meanwhile, BlackRock Inc. said emerging markets could rebound as the disease will only delay, but not derail, an uptick in global...

Euro Bears Lurk as Worries About Economic Outlook Grow
Tuesday, 18 February 2020 08:20 WIB | Poundsterling Dolar Australia, kiwi Yuan Dolar AS Euro

The euro traded near a three-year low versus the dollar ahead of a highly watched German survey on Tuesday, which is expected to show a sharp slump in investor confidence and fuel growing pessimism about the outlook for Europes largest economy. Financial markets clung to tight ranges following a U.S. public holiday on Monday, shifting the investor focus to European news and developments in the coronavirus crisis. The euro was quoted at $1.0836 in Asia, close to its lowest since April 2017. Since the start of February, the single currency has lost 2.3% versus the greenback as...

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PRECIOUS METALS
Gold futures mark highest settlement in 7 years
Friday, 21 February 2020 01:51 WIB

Gold futures climbed on Thursday for a sixth consecutive session to log their highest settlement since February 2013. "Coronavirus fears magnetized investors towards safe-haven assets," said Lukman...

ENERGY
Oil posts 6th positive session in 7 on smaller-than-expected inventory build
Friday, 21 February 2020 03:09 WIB

Oil prices rose on Thursday after the U.S. government reported a much smaller-than-anticipated rise in crude stocks, but gains were capped by worries about the spread of Coronavirus outside...

CURRENCIES
USD/JPY struggles around 112.00 amid fresh risk-off, Japan data
Friday, 21 February 2020 08:10 WIB

USD/JPY seesaws around 112.00 amid the initial minutes of the Tokyo open on Friday. The yen pair recently surged to the highest since April 2019 following the broad US dollar rally and weakness of...