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Gold grows in Asia as China Caixin manufacturing PMI soars
On Tuesday, gold futures rallied in Asia, with regional currencies demonstrating some profits on the greenback by regional currencies following a better than expected Caixin manufacturing PMI for July.
August delivery gold futures tacked on by 0.19% being worth $1,268.97 a troy ounce.
Unlike the observed 50.4 reading, on Tuesday, the Caixin manufacturing PMI showed 51.1, surpassing expectations.
Overnight, gold edged down below breakeven notwithstanding a more than fourteen-month decrease in the US currency on the back of ascending uncertainty whether the Fed will keep to its initiative to increase rates at least once more in 2017.
The number one precious commodity traded in a narrow five-dollar band $1,268.40-$1,270.31, trying to capitalize on greenback weakness amid a sag in physical demand for gold.
In India, gold demonstrated the biggest discount for seven months as a rebound in prices affected retail demand, while imports of gold are expected to be weighed amid a seasonal slowdown.
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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.