The organization of the petroleum exporting countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC oil producers (Russia) will meet on July 1-2.
Gold surges in early Asia trade
On Monday, gold soared in early Asia, as market participants see a week of political risk events, including the UK’s move to formally start its break from the EU.
Prime Minister Theresa May is going to set out how her government intends to restore sovereignty over the UK’s laws on Thursday, releasing a detailed paper on ending the supremacy of European lawmakers.
In New York, April delivery gold futures added 0.73%, trading at $1,252.90.
In the week ahead, market participants will be continuing to watch political developments in America because Trump’s promised tax reforms attract attention. Expectations that the Trump administration would stimulate growth and inflation via fiscal stimulus pushed the greenback to 14-year peaks in the weeks after the election.
However, the US dollar has dropped in recent week as it turned apparent that the White House would face difficulty in delivering on its legislative agenda.
In July, Britain's inflation rate rallied for the first time in 2018, thus leaving many UK households feeling quite squeezed by prices, soaring at nearly the same tempo as their wages…
On Friday, the evergreen buck rallied versus its counterparts after data disclosed that the American economy generated more jobs than anticipated In October, thus backing the Fed’s case to proceed with gradual rate lifts…
On Tuesday, gold rallied because uncertainty over the latest developments in Britain’s departure from the EU backed safe haven demand and traders looked ahead for American inflation data to underpin the Fed’s pledge to remain on hold…