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Gold goes down moderately in Asia as apparent American debt deal eyed
On Thursday, gold declined moderately in Asia, with an evident deal to lift the American debt ceiling until December 15 in focus, although market participants noted that Donald Trump’s readiness to cooperate with Democrats on the extension has already irritated hard-line Republican leaders.
December delivery gold futures lost 0.01% in New York being worth $1,338.80 a troy ounce.
Overnight, the precious commodity dived because American political uncertainty relived after President Donald Trump agreed to lift the debt ceiling and also extend government funding through December 15.
Gold retreated from a one-year maximum pressured by a rebound in the evergreen buck on news that On Wednesday Donald Trump agreed that Congress requires passing an extension of the American debt limit and raising the debt ceiling that actually caps how much money the American government can borrow. The given deal suggested cooperating with the Democratic leadership as part of a mutual effort to ensure funds are at hand to help to rebuild after recent Hurricane Harvey.
The Canadian central bank will make a monetary policy report and announce interest rates on Wednesday, January 20, at 17:00 MT time. Also, the BOC press conference will be held later.
USD’s rally takes a pause, while riskier assets are modestly rising.
We are now past the middle of January, and this means that the largest US companies will report their earnings for the fourth quarter and many of them will provide the results of the entire 2020.