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Friday, 19 October 2018 15:59 WIB

Gold is heading for a third straight week of gains, the longest stretch since January, amid renewed interest in the precious metal as a safe haven. Volatility in equity markets and tensions in the Middle East have spurred demand for bullion, with holdings in exchange-traded funds backed by the metal expanding to the highest level in more six weeks. Concerns about the economy were further fueled by a JPMorgan Chase model indicating that the chance of the U.S. tipping into a recession in the next two years is now greater than 60 percent. Bullion for immediately...

RECENT NEWS
Euro Falls Towards Two-Month Low after EU Confronts Italy Over Budget
Friday, 19 October 2018 15:34 WIB | Euro Euro zone,

The euro fell towards a two-month low on Friday after the European Union criticized Italy's spending plans, raising fresh concern over conflict within the common currency zone. Political wrangling over the budget in heavily indebted Italy has seen the euro weaken over 1 percent versus the dollar this week. In the first step of a procedure that could end with Brussels rejecting the budget and fining Italy, the Commission sent Rome a letter on Thursday calling a draft budget an œunprecedented breach of EU fiscal rules. The single currency fell to an intra-day low of $1.1433 close to a...

Oil Set for Weekly Loss as Stockpile Gain Offsets Khashoggi Case
Friday, 19 October 2018 13:00 WIB | Minyak WTI brent oil Oil, Crude Oil

Oil is poised for a second weekly drop after a larger-than-expected gain in American crude stockpiles eclipsed tensions between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of a prominent critic of the kingdom. Futures in New York headed for a 3.6 percent loss this week as government data showed U.S. inventories grew by more than double what analysts had forecast. Prices were little changed on Friday after President Donald Trump said it œcertainly looks like missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead and warned of œvery severe consequences for the...

Gold Set for Longest Run of Weekly Gains Since January
Friday, 19 October 2018 09:30 WIB | GOLD EMAS Bullion

Gold is heading for a third straight week of gains, the longest stretch since January, amid renewed interest in the precious metal as a safe haven. Bullion for immediately delivery +0.2% to $1,227.96/oz at 9:57am in Singapore; +0.9% this week. On Monday, price hit $1,233.33, highest since July 26. Volatility in equity markets and tensions in the Middle East have spurred demand for bullion, with holdings in exchange-traded funds backed by the metal expanding to the highest level in more six weeks. Concerns about the economy were further fueled by a JPMorgan Chase...

Oil Prices Edge Up, But Set For Weekly Loss on Stock Build, Trade Row
Friday, 19 October 2018 08:55 WIB | Minyak WTI brent oil Oil, Crude Oil

Oil prices nudged higher on Friday but were set for a second weekly drop amid higher U.S. crude inventories, an ongoing Sino-U.S. trade war and concerns over the death of a prominent Saudi journalist. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude for October delivery was up 27 cents, or 0.4 percent, at $68.92 a barrel by 0124 GMT. Front-month London Brent crude for December delivery was up 34 cents, or 0.4 percent, at $79.63 a barrel. For the week, U.S. crude was down 3.5 percent, while Brent was 1.1 percent lower, putting both on track for a second consecutive weekly decline. Source : Reuters

Yen Steady, Markets Await Chinese Data for Cues
Friday, 19 October 2018 07:28 WIB | Yen mata uang yen

Yen trades steady as investors await series of Chinese data that will offer details on the state of worlds second-largest economy through the end of September, when the U.S. escalated the ongoing trade war. The Bank of Japan will probably leave bond purchases unchanged at Fridays regular operation. USD/JPY little changed for the day and week at 112.20; pair touched 111.63 on Monday, its lowest since Sept. 13, after falling 1.3% last week. Below-forecast Chinese data could trigger selling in risk assets, given that investor sentiment remains highly sensitive amid...

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PRECIOUS METALS
Gold Set for Longest Run of Weekly Gains Since January
Friday, 19 October 2018 15:59 WIB

Gold is heading for a third straight week of gains, the longest stretch since January, amid renewed interest in the precious metal as a safe haven. Volatility in equity markets and tensions in...

ENERGY
Oil Set for Weekly Loss as Stockpile Gain Offsets Khashoggi Case
Friday, 19 October 2018 13:00 WIB

Oil is poised for a second weekly drop after a larger-than-expected gain in American crude stockpiles eclipsed tensions between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of a prominent...

CURRENCIES
Euro Falls Towards Two-Month Low after EU Confronts Italy Over Budget
Friday, 19 October 2018 15:34 WIB

The euro fell towards a two-month low on Friday after the European Union criticized Italy's spending plans, raising fresh concern over conflict within the common currency zone. Political wrangling...