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LONDON Gold steadied near a six month low on Wednesday as a dollar rally to 11 month peaks was offset by festering global trade tensions, while platinum hit a 2-1/2 year trough.
LONDON/FRANKFURT/DUESSELDORF Tata Steel's European works council said it is unconvinced by a planned joint venture with Thyssenkrupp, raising the chances that the deal will be delayed or even fail in its current form.
Düsseldorf/Frankfurt/London Neuer Ärger für Thyssenkrupp-Chef Heinrich Hiesinger: Nach der scharfen Kritik einiger Aktionäre ging am Montag der europäische Betriebsrat von Tata Steel auf Konfrontationskurs zum Ruhrkonzern.
LONDON Austrian steelmaker Voestalpine said it expected prolonged delays from Washington in dealing with thousands of applications for exclusions from steel tariffs it has received from companies in the United States.
BRUSSELS An 8 percent surge in European steel imports this year is a direct result of Washington's import tariffs on the metal, which have caused trade flows to be deflected to Europe's shores, European steel industry association Eurofer said on Thursday.
NEW YORK/LONDON Gold prices increased on Tuesday as the dollar retreated slightly from close to a six-month high even as strong U.S. economic data sealed the case for the U.S. Federal Reserve to increase interest rates.
LONDON Gold prices edged up on Thursday as a dollar rally came off the boil, though upside momentum in the precious metal, seen as a safe haven asset, was capped by an easing of political tensions in Italy.
LONDON Gold edged up on Tuesday as a deepening political crisis in Italy provoked a second day of heavy selling on European financial markets, though a buoyant dollar kept the precious metal's gains in check.
LONDON U.S. government moves to negotiate steel import quotas with its allies in exchange for tariff exemptions could leave them worse off than countries who have to pay the levy.
NEW YORK/LONDON Gold steadied just above a 2018 low on Tuesday as the U.S. dollar fell from a five-month high, although risk appetite in the broader financial markets kept the metal's gains in check.