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Peter Hobson

METALS-Industrial metals fall as trade war hammers China's yuan

Aug 22 2019

LONDON, Aug 22 Copper and other industrial metals prices fell on Thursday as the United States and China exchanged threats in their trade dispute and the yuan slumped to an 11-year low against the dollar.

China eases restrictions on gold imports: sources

Aug 22 2019

LONDON/BEIJING China has partially lifted restrictions on imports of gold, bullion industry sources said, loosening curbs that had stopped an estimated 300-500 tonnes of the metal worth $15-25 billion at current prices from entering the country since May.

RPT-EXCLUSIVE-China curbs gold imports as trade war heats up

Aug 14 2019

LONDON/BEIJING, Aug 15 China has severely restricted imports of gold since May, bullion industry sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters, in a move that could be aimed at curbing outflows of dollars and bolstering its yuan currency as economic growth slows.

Exclusive: China curbs gold imports as trade war heats up

Aug 14 2019

LONDON/BEIJING China has severely restricted imports of gold since May, bullion industry sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters, in a move that could be aimed at curbing outflows of dollars and bolstering its yuan currency as economic growth slows.

METALS-Copper falls as Chinese factory growth tumbles to 17-year low

Aug 14 2019

LONDON, Aug 14 Copper prices fell on Wednesday after industrial output growth in China, the largest metals consumer, fell to a more than 17-year low, weakening the outlook for demand.

METALS-Nickel leaps to 16-month high on Indonesian supply fears

Aug 08 2019

* Indonesia could accelerate reintroduction of ore export ban

Brexit and flight to safety propel sterling-priced gold to record high

Aug 05 2019

LONDON Gold priced in sterling soared to a record high on Monday, spurred by fear of a disorderly British exit from the European Union and a generalized flight to safe-haven assets that intensified with rising U.S.-China trade tensions.

METALS-Copper clocks biggest weekly fall in a year on U.S.-China trade war

Aug 02 2019

* Metals markets hit by Trump threats: https://tmsnrt.rs/2MxyjOT (Updates with closing prices, adds bullets)

'Perfect environment' seen keeping gold above $1,400/oz in 2020: Reuters poll

Aug 01 2019

LONDON Lower interest rates and resurgent investor and central bank buying are expected to help gold prices cement recent gains and hold above $1,400 an ounce next year, but silver is seen struggling to catch up, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday.

Palladium primed for record highs as oversupply batters platinum: Reuters poll

Aug 01 2019

LONDON Palladium is expected to widen its lead over sister metal platinum to a whopping $619 an ounce on average this year and $595 an ounce in 2020, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday.

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