Monthly Archives: September 2018
GOLD TRADING FORECAST TODAY
INTERNATIONAL COMEX NEWS
- Gold prices gained on Friday as reports that U.S. President Donald Trump was considering plans to impose tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports as soon as next week weighed on market sentiment. Gold futures for December delivery was at a trading price of $1,211.5 per troy ounce, up by 0.6%, at 1:10AM ET (05:10 GMT) on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. The precious metal remained on track to record their longest monthly losing streak since 2013 despite today’s gains.
- Oil prices slipped on Friday as concerns over the impact of a global trade war depressed sentiment, although impending U.S. sanctions on Iran and falling Venezuelan output limited losses. Benchmark Brent crude oil (LCOc1) was down 40 cents at $77.37 a barrel by 1310 GMT. U.S. light crude (CLc1) was 30 cents lower at $69.95.
- OPEC oil output has risen this month to a 2018 high as Libyan production recovered and Iraq’s southern exports hit a record, a Reuters survey found, although a cut in Iranian shipments due to U.S. sanctions limited the increase. The 15- member Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has pumped 32.79 million barrels per day in August, the survey on Friday found, up 220,000 bpd from July’s revised level and the highest this year.
- The Russian central bank will need to postpone a plan to cut rates due to new U.S. sanctions against Moscow seen taking toll on inflation and the rouble, a monthly Reuters poll of 20 analysts and economists showed on Friday. Russia’s economic outlook deteriorated after the rouble hit more than two-year lows against the dollar in August following Washington’s move to apply fresh sanctions against Moscow and a warning that it could extend them in the future.
- The Brazilian economy accelerated slightly in the second quarter despite a nationwide truckers’ strike, as a slow and uneven recovery rumbled on ahead of presidential elections in October. Brazil’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew 0.2 percent from the first quarter and 1.0 percent from a year before, government statistics agency IBGE said on Friday. That compares with economists’ consensus forecasts of 0.1 percent and 1.1 percent, respectively.
- The European Commission confirmed on Friday that trade measures restricting the sale of solar panels from China would end at the start of next week. The Commission, which coordinates EU trade policy, said in a statement that the measures would expire at midnight on Monday September 3. The European Union first imposed anti-dumping and anti -subsidy measures for Chinese solar panels, wafers and cells in 2013 and extended them in March 2017 by 18 months, signaling that they should then end.
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