Stocks falter, dollar recovers on renewed growth worries

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The dollar recovered from early weakness but a gauge of world equity performance edged lower on Thursday as concerns about global growth offset investor optimism over a surge in U.S. retail sales last month and strong Walmart earnings. Gold prices, which have climbed almost 20% since late May on uncertainty driven by the U.S.-Sino trade spat […]

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

LONDON (Reuters) – 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. Fears about the health of the global economy have sent investors flooding to bullion, traditionally seen […]

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Asian Markets Higher, Led By Japan

Asian stock markets, led by Japan, are higher on Tuesday following the positive cues overnight from Wall Street amid expectations of upbeat earnings results from major companies this week. Investor sentiment was also boosted after media reports indicated U.S. President Donald Trump has agreed to a request by the chief executives of seven technology companies for timely licensing decisions from […]

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Asian Markets In Positive Territory

Asian stock markets are in positive territory on Friday following the overnight gains on Wall Street as comments by New York Federal Reserve President John Williams raised hopes of a deeper than expected interest rate cut by the central bank later this month. In addition, a positive revenue outlook from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings results from […]

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Asian Markets In Negative Territory

Asian stock markets are in negative territory on Monday following the modest losses on Wall Street Friday after better-than-expected U.S. jobs data for the month of June lowered the prospects of a near-term interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve. Geopolitical tensions also weighed on the markets after Iran said it will break a limit set on uranium enrichment under […]

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Gold and silver on a song

International gold prices touched a six-year high towards the end of June. The prices of gold and silver were on a strong uptrend in June 2019. International gold prices touched a six-year high towards the end of June. After touching a high of $1,443 an ounce, comex gold price has been largely rangebound in the past few days. Gold gained […]

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5 books not to miss: ‘The Golden Hour,’ ‘The Chain,’ ‘Supper Club’

“The Golden Hour,” by Beatriz Williams. (Photo: William Morrow) In search of something good to read? USA TODAY’s Barbara VanDenburgh scopes out the shelves for this week’s hottest new book releases. 1. “The Golden Hour,” by Beatriz Williams (William Morrow, fiction, on sale July 9) What it’s about: This historical WWII epic sends Lulu Randolph Thorpe, a beautiful young society reporter, […]

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