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Monday, 26 August 2019 12:44 WIB

Gold prices rose on Monday in Asia as investors seek safe-haven from trade war fears. Gold Futures for December delivery were up 1% at $1,552.90 on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchangem by 1:22 AM ET (05:22 GMT). The gains came amid China™s announcement of new tariffs on U.S. products and President Donald Trump™s demand that U.S. companies pull out of the republic. The U.S. also raised existing tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods to 30% from 25% as of October. In addition, a new round of tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese goods will be taxed at 15%, up...

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PRECIOUS METALS
Gold Prices Gain as Escalating Trade War Sends Traders Fleeing from Equities
Monday, 26 August 2019 12:44 WIB

Gold prices rose on Monday in Asia as investors seek safe-haven from trade war fears. Gold Futures for December delivery were up 1% at $1,552.90 on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile...

ENERGY
Oil Prices Down as China Places More Tariffs on Crude and Other U.S. Products
Monday, 26 August 2019 12:33 WIB

Oil Prices were down on Monday in Asia after China announced late last week an additional 10% tariff on $75 billion of U.S. products, including crude. In retaliation, U.S. President Donald Trump...

CURRENCIES
Yen Surges, Offshore Yuan Tumbles as Trade War Intensifies
Monday, 26 August 2019 07:57 WIB

The yen surged on Monday as investors flocked to safe-haven assets after a sharp re-escalation in the U.S.-China trade war, which whacked investor confidence and darkened the global economic...