Dollar rises slightly in Asian session today, as markets await non-farm payrolls report from the US. Commodity currencies are generally lower despite to strong rebound in US stocks overnight. As for the week, Swiss Fran and Yen remain the strongest ones followed by Dollar. Aussie and Kiwi are the weakest. We’ll see how NFP would
Gold prices eased on Thursday hurt by a firmer , as investors assessed how central banks are likely to respond to surging inflation and concerns over economic growth spurred by the new Omicron coronavirus variant. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold XAU= fell 0.1% to $1,780.36 per ounce by 0050 GMT. U.S. gold futures GCv1 dropped 0.1%
ISM services PMI index for November prior month 66.7 new orders 69.7 versus 64.0 estimate. Last month 69.7 employment index 56.5 versus 52.2 estimate. Last month 51.6 prices paid 82.3 versus 80.9 estimate. Last month 82.9 business activity 74.6 versus 69.8 in October supplier deliveries 75.7 versus 75.7 last month backlog of orders 65.9 versus 67.3
NCDEX e Markets Limited (NeML), a leading integrated e-Markets platform for commodities and intangibles, on Thursday announced its agreement with FINCHAIN Technologies to provide trade-financing options. Under this agreement FINCHAIN, an emerging company engaged in anchor led supply chain and invoice backed financing programs, will now make available bill discounting and trade-financing options to buyers/sellers
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Gold was set for a third straight weekly drop on Friday, weighed down by signals from Federal Reserve officials that the central bank could end its pandemic-era asset purchases and raise interest rates faster than expected to combat surging inflation. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold rose 0.1% to $1,771.04 per ounce by 0056 GMT after hitting
Both official and Caixin’s PMI reports suggest that China’s economic recovery remains fragile. Slipping into the contractionary territory, Caixin’s manufacturing PMI dropped -0.7 point to 49.9 in November. The official manufacturing PMI, however, climbed +0.9 point to 50.1 during the month, reclaiming expansion for the first time in 3 months. Both reports suggested stronger output
Latest data released by Markit – 3 December 2021 Composite PMI 55.4 vs 55.8 prelim The preliminary report can be found here. Overall business activity picked up last month after having mostly slowed since July but the improvement belies the troubles faced by the manufacturing sector in particular. Services activity held up modestly but with