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GLOBAL
Top Iran Leader Says Trump is a 'Clown' Who Pretends Support
Friday, 17 January 2020 23:31 WIB

Iran's supreme leader says its missile attack on U.S. troops in Iraq earlier this month was a "blow to America's image'' as a superpower, as he led prayers in Tehran for the first time since 2012. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said America had "cowardly'' killed the most effective commander in the fight...

MARKET UPDATE
Europe closes higher as China's GDP grows as expected; Stoxx 600 hit records high
Friday, 17 January 2020 23:56 WIB

European stocks closed higher on Friday after data showed China's economy grew in line with expectations in 2019, lifting global markets. The pan-European Stoxx 600 closed provisionally up by 0.9%, having notched a fresh record high earlier in the day. Basic resources stocks jumped over 2% to...

ECONOMY
U.K. Retail Sales Extend Worst Run on Record Despite Discounting
Friday, 17 January 2020 16:47 WIB

U.K. consumers stayed away from the stores during the key Christmas trading period, despite widespread discounting and a break in the political impasse over Brexit.  The volume of goods sold in stores and online fell 0.6% in December, confounding expectations of a 0.6% increase. Sales...

GOLD CORNER
Respondents mixed on short-term price direction
Monday, 13 January 2020 11:32 WIB

After a roller-coaster week in which gold futures scaled a cliff only to fall off, the Friday high and low so far are both within Thursday™s trading range. This is referred to an œinside day on the daily charts and a sign of market indecision about the next short-term move. Wall Street...

COMMODITY
Gold Edges Higher, But Faces Worst Week in Two Months
Friday, 17 January 2020 19:32 WIB

Gold prices edged higher on Friday, but was still on track to post its biggest weekly decline in about two months as solid Chinese data and a preliminary U.S.-China trade deal improved risk appetite. World shares hit record highs after data showed China's economy was stabilizing and the world's...

FISCAL & MONETARY
BoE Could Give "Prompt Response" to Signs of Lasting Weakness in UK Economy - Carney
Thursday, 9 January 2020 17:07 WIB

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Thursday there could be a "relatively prompt response" from the central bank if it looked like weakness in the economy will persist. "With the relatively limited space to cut Bank Rate, if evidence builds that the weakness in activity could persist,...

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