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Thursday, 27 February 2020 20:17 WIB

Gold prices rose on Thursday as the rapid spread of coronavirus outside China fueled demand for safe-haven assets and bolstered bets for interest rate cuts by major central banks, while palladium scaled an all-time high on supply deficit worries. Spot gold rose 0.6% to $1,648.63 per ounce. Prices jumped more than 1% in intraday trade on Wednesday before closing 0.3% higher. U.S. gold futures were up 0.5% at $1,650.50. Governments ramped up measures on Thursday to battle the coronavirus as the number of infections outside China, the source of the outbreak, for the first time surpassed those...

RECENT NEWS
Yen Jumps Against Dollar in Virus-Driven Risk-Off Move
Tuesday, 25 February 2020 00:02 WIB | USD/JPY, mata uang yen Yen Dolar

The Japanese yen jumped versus the U.S. dollar on Monday in a risk-off move spurred by the rise in coronavirus cases. The safe-haven yen was last up 0.93% at 110.52 per dollar. The dollar index, which weighs the greenback against a basket of six peers can also function as a safe-haven trade, but was in negative territory for the day, likely because of a significant move lower in U.S. equities. It was last down 0.21% at 99.22 per dollar. Italy, South Korea and Iran reported sharp rises in coronavirus cases on Monday, but China eased curbs as the infection rate there slowed and a visiting...

Gold Jumps Over 2% as Virus Spread Spurs Safe-Haven Demand
Monday, 24 February 2020 19:17 WIB | EMAS GOLD

Gold prices climbed more than 2% on Monday to their highest since February 2013, as a spike in coronavirus cases in several countries outside China heightened worries about a hit to global economic growth, prompting a flight to safe havens. Spot gold was up 1.1% at $1,661.86 per ounce by 0304 GMT, after climbing to $1,678.58 earlier in the session. U.S. gold futures rose 1% to 1,664.60. Global equities extended losses as concerns about the spread of the virus beyond China grew with sharp rises in infections in Italy and Iran, while South Korea raised its infectious disease alert to its...

Oil Prices Slide Over 3% on Demand Concerns as Virus Spreads
Monday, 24 February 2020 18:39 WIB | Crude Oil Oil, brent oil Minyak WTI

Oil prices tumbled by more than 3% on Monday, as the rapid spread of a coronavirus in several countries outside China left investors concerned about a hit to demand. Global shares also extended losses as worries about the impact of the new virus grew, with the number of infections jumping in Iran, Italy and South Korea. Brent crude was down $2.16, or 3.7%, to $56.34 barrel by 0935 GMT. U.S. crude futures fell by $1.93, or 3.6%, to $51.45. South Koreas fourth-largest city, Daegu, grew increasingly isolated as the number of infections there rose rapidly, with some airlines suspending...

Gold Futures Surge And Bond Yields Fall In Wake Of Corona Virus Concerns
Monday, 24 February 2020 17:50 WIB | EMAS GOLD

Gold futures surged nearly $36 to $1,684.60 an ounce, as investors sought out safe havens with the coronavirus spreading beyond China. Silver also edged higher. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury fell 8 basis points to 1.39%. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell over 600 points. Source : Market Watch

Euro Hit As Corona Virus Spread Widens And Investors Rush For Dollars
Monday, 24 February 2020 16:55 WIB | Euro

The euro dropped back towards $1.08 on Monday and the Australian dollar tumbled to a new 11-year low as the rapid spread of the coronavirus outside China drove fears of a pandemic and sent investors to the safety of the U.S. dollar. The safe-haven Japanese yen and Swiss franc were little moved, however, underlining how the dollar has become the currency of choice for worried investors because the U.S. economy is seen as the most sheltered should the virus damage the global economy. Italy, South Korea and Iran posted sharp rises in infections over the weekend. South Korea now has more than...

Dollar Regains Ground as Coronavirus Spreads Globally
Monday, 24 February 2020 16:21 WIB | DOLLAR

The dollar regained ground against a currency basket on Monday as a surge in new cases of coronavirus globally, most notably in Italy, renewed concerns over the economic impact of the outbreak. Authorities in Italy imposed a quarantine in the north of the country to try to halt what is the largest outbreak of the virus in Europe, with the number of cases jumping to above 150 on Sunday from just three before Friday. in South Korea the number of infections has surged to more than 700 with seven deaths and Iran has confirmed 43 cases and eight deaths. On Monday China reported only 11 new...

Yen Dekati Flat Meskipun Menigkatnya Kekhawatiran Virus; Dolar AS gain
Monday, 24 February 2020 12:36 WIB | Dolar AS Yen

Safe-haven yen Jepang sedikit berubah terhadap dolar AS pada hari Senin di Asia meskipun ada kekhawatiran bahwa penyebaran virus corona global yang memburuk. Wabah kasus di luar China baru-baru ini mendapat perhatian pasar. Italia, Korea Selatan dan Iran mencatat kenaikan tajam dalam infeksi selama akhir pekan. Korea Selatan, yang melaporkan 160 kasus baru hari ini, sekarang memiliki lebih dari 760 kasus, sementara Italia melaporkan lebih dari 150 dan Iran 43 kasus. MAyoritas ekuitas Asia diperdagangkan lebih rendah hari ini, dengan saham Korea Selatan merosot lebih dari 3%. Namun, yen...

Gold price rally has revived demand for call options, risk reversals show
Monday, 24 February 2020 11:05 WIB | EMAS

Gold's recent rally has bolstered bullish expectations and revived demand for call options, which gives the holder a right but not the obligation to buy the yellow metal at an agreed price on or before a particular date. The yellow metal broke out of a contracting triangle last week, resuming the rally from November lows near $1,475 and rose to a seven-year high of $1,681 in the early Asian session on Monday. At press time, gold is trading at $1,660 per Oz, representing a 6.27% gain on the low of $1,562 observed on Feb. 12. The surge is accompanied by an uptick in one-month risk reversal,...

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PRECIOUS METALS
Gold Gains on Virus Spread, Rate Cut Hopes
Thursday, 27 February 2020 20:17 WIB

Gold prices rose on Thursday as the rapid spread of coronavirus outside China fueled demand for safe-haven assets and bolstered bets for interest rate cuts by major central banks, while palladium...

ENERGY
Oil Falls For Fifth Day on Demand Concerns as Coronavirus Spreads
Thursday, 27 February 2020 18:39 WIB

Oil prices fell for a fifth day on Thursday to their lowest since January 2019 as a growing number of new coronavirus cases outside of China fuelled fears of a pandemic which could slow the global...

CURRENCIES
Euro, Pound Gain Ahead of Trade Talks; U.S. Dollar Slips on Virus Worries
Thursday, 27 February 2020 16:01 WIB

The Euro and the pound both traded higher on Thursday in Asia ahead of U.K. and EU trade talks that were set for March 2. The EUR/USD pair and the GBP/USD pair rose 0.3% and 0.2% respectively by...