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Gold edges up ahead of G7, dollar recovery caps gains

Jun 08 2018

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold firmed on Friday as a rise in risk aversion ahead of G7 talks this weekend lent support, but the yellow metal remained hemmed within its narrowest weekly range in over a decade as a recovery by the dollar capped gains.

Gold jewelry sales recovering in China, but platinum left on the shelf

Jun 05 2018

LONDON Gold jewelry sales in number one market China are finally picking up after years of decline, but consumers are still shying away from platinum.

Gold firms as dollar wilts, but U.S. rate view curbs gains

Jun 04 2018

LONDON Gold edged higher on Monday, supported by a retreat in the dollar as Italian political risk receded, though the prospect of another rise in U.S. interest rates kept a lid on gains.

Gold dips after upbeat U.S. payrolls data

Jun 01 2018

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold fell on Friday after stronger than forecast U.S. payrolls data boosted expectations that the Federal Reserve will press ahead with another U.S. interest rate hike this month, lifting the dollar.

Gold hits 2018 low as trade comments lift stocks, dollar

May 21 2018

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold on Monday marked a new low for the year to date after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's declaration that a trade war between China and the United States was "on hold" helped boost appetite for higher-risk assets, such as stocks.

Gold flat after hitting 2018 low as dollar, Treasuries firm

May 17 2018

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold was flat after sliding to a fresh 2018 low on Thursday as another rise in U.S. bond yields and concerns over political risk in Italy held the dollar index near its 2018 peak.

Gold seen at highest annual price for five years in 2018: GFMS

May 08 2018

LONDON Gold in 2018 will deliver its strongest annual price performance in five years, GFMS analysts forecast on Tuesday, as political uncertainty drives investment in bars and bullion-backed investment funds.

Gold slips as dollar index climbs to 2018 peak

May 07 2018

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold slipped on Monday, snapping three days of gains as the U.S. dollar index strengthened after last week's soft U.S. jobs data did little to dampen optimism about the world's largest economy.

Gold demand posts weakest start to the year since 2008: WGC

May 03 2018

LONDON Gold demand posted its weakest start to the year in a decade, the World Gold Council said on Thursday, as prices of the metal stagnated and the threat of rising interest rates led investors to seek better returns elsewhere.

Gold hits four-month low as dollar climbs before Fed meeting

May 01 2018

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold slid to a four-month low on Tuesday as the dollar strengthened ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting that is being watched for clues on the future pace of interest rate hikes.

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Australia sets out curbs for travellers from virus-hit southern Africa

MELBOURNE (Reuters) -Australia imposed new restrictions on Saturday on people who have been to nine southern African countries, as the new Omicron variant https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/japan-tighten-border-controls-s-africa-others-new-virus-variant-jiji-2021-11-26 of COVID-19 raises concerns about another wave of the pandemic.