The Us Bureau of Labor Statistics will release monthly average hourly earnings, non-farm employment change (NFP), and unemployment rate on June 3, 15:30 MT time (GMT+3).
Gold soars in Asia ahead of Fed decision on rates
On Wednesday, gold edged up moderately in Asia, with the Federal Reserve generally expected to officially announce a quarter point lift in interest rates, although the language on 2018 is considered to be decisive for the number one precious metal.
In New York, February delivery gold futures rallied 0.28% being worth $1,245.20 a troy ounce.
Overnight, the yellow metal was still at five-month minimums amid dollar strength that followed an improving inflationary environment. Meanwhile, a widely anticipated Fed interest rate lift kept weighing on gold.
An improving inflationary environment that could potentially encourage the major US bank to adopt a tighter rate-hike cycle next year underpinned the evergreen buck, thus suppressing gold.
On Wednesday, the Labor Department told that the previous month its producer price index for final demand edged up 0.4%. For the last 12 months through August, the PPI tacked on 3.1% having soared 2.8% in October.
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will hold a meeting on June 2.
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This week may be the most important since the year started as the Fed assess the economic outlook and the US presents fresh NFP readings.
S&P Global, a private banking company, will release a monthly change in British Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) on January 24, 11:30 GMT+2. The index is a leading indicator of economic health as businesses react quickly to market conditions, and purchasing managers hold the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m on January 12 at 15:30 GMT+2. The index measures a change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers.