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Gold sinks in Asia as stronger greenback weighs
On Monday, gold sank in Asia because the evergreen buck gained and the common currency dipped market participants digested the implications of the shocking referendum on Catalonia independence in Spain on the euro zone as well as a sentiment poll out of Japan in a thin trading day with China's financial markets unavailable for the week.
The number one precious commodity is traditionally priced in US dollars, thus making it less affordable in other currencies when the US currency gains.
Meanwhile, the Bank of Japan issued its Tankan survey for the third quarter with market participants closely watching the large manufacturers index as it added to 22 versus an expected outcome of 18.
This week, Fed Chair Janet Yellen’ comments are going to bring further clues on the timing of the next rate lift along with Friday’s American jobs report.
On Wednesday, traders are going to look ahead to remarks by ECB Governor Mario Draghi.
The price for WTI has risen to its highest levels since the beginning of May.
On Wednesday, the yellow metal managed to extend gains for the fourth consecutive day, while other metals are going down…
On Monday, gold declined notwithstanding a lower American currency because data underpinned hopes for a Fed interest rate lift…
On Friday, European stock indices fluctuated at the beginning of the trading session…
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand will hold a meeting at 00:00 MT time on August 9.