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- Gold prices were lower on Monday as the greenback continued to rise on expectations of a Federal Reserve rate increase in December. Comex gold futures for December delivery fell 1.27% to $1,190.30 a troy ounce as of 10:05 AM ET (14:05 GMT),. The precious metal was pushed lower after the jobs report on Friday increased expectations that the Fed will raise rates.
- Oil prices edged lower on Monday, after the U.S. said it may grant waivers to sanctions against Iran’s crude exports next month, and as Saudi Arabia was said to be replacing any potential shortfall from Iran. November West Texas Intermediate crude, the U.S. benchmark contract, shed 23 cents, or around 0.3%, to $74.11 a barrel at 10:00AM ET on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
- Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh has dismissed as “nonsense” claims by the Saudi crown prince that Saudi Arabia can replace sanctions-hit Iranian oil in the market. “(Mohammed) bin Salman’s remarks and such bragging can only satisfy (U.S. President Donald) Trump. No one else will believe him. Iran’s oil cannot be replaced by Saudi Arabia nor any other country,” Zanganeh was quoted as saying on his ministry’s website.
- India hopes to secure a waiver from U.S. sanctions on Iran before they take effect on Nov. 4, as it had significantly cut Iranian oil imports before the deadline, officials said on Monday. The United States is imposing new sanctions on Iran’s oil industry after Washington withdrew from a nuclear deal between Tehran and other global powers. Washington said on Friday it was considering waivers for nations that were reducing imports of Iranian oil.
- Emerging markets were “as prepared as they can be” for changes to U.S. monetary policy as the Federal Reserve had been as “transparent” as possible, St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard said in Singapore on Monday. Some emerging markets have come under pressure this year as rising U.S. interest rates have drawn investors away, and due to fears of fall out from an escalating tariff war between the United States and China.
- Indonesia plans to use meetings between global finance ministers and central bank chiefs on the island of Bali this week to push for more clarity on the path of interest rates in advanced countries, the country’s central bank governor said on Monday. Indonesia and some other emerging economies have been hit hard as investors cut their risk appetite for assets amid a rise in U.S. interest rates and an intensifying trade war between Beijing and Washington.
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