LATEST NEWS:Jeffrey Nichols: paper gold bears losing grip on price

After Monday’s white knuckle ride when gold’s highs and lows were nearly $80 an ounce apart, relative calm has now returned to the market with the price consolidating above $1,200 an ounce level on Thursday. continue reading at mining.com

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LATEST NEWS: Unusual gold moves in Asian hours puzzle jittery traders

Some of the biggest price moves in gold since late October have, unusually, occurred in Asian hours and traders more accustomed to following the lead of their Western counterparts suspect a big increase in algorithmic trading may be to blame. continue reading at in.reuters.com

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LATEST NEWS : Ukraine and Russia take center stage as leaders gather for G20

A showdown between Western leaders and Russian President Vladimir Putin is likely at the G20 summit in Australia starting on Saturday, following fresh reports of Russian troops pouring into eastern Ukraine. Ukraine has accused Russia of sending soldiers and weapons to help separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine launch a new offensive in a conflict that […]

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LATEST NEWS : World waits for white smoke from U.S. Fed

The U.S. Federal Reserve may give clearer hints on when it will hike the cost of borrowing in the United States in the coming week, as struggling Europe braces for a tight vote in Scotland on whether to leave the United Kingdom. continue reading at reuters.com

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LATEST NEWS : Russia, China agree to settle more trade in yuan and rouble

Russia and China pledged on Tuesday to settle more bilateral trade in rouble and yuan and to enhance cooperation between banks, Russia’s First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said, as Moscow seeks to cushion the effects of Western economic sanctions. Shuvalov told reporters in Beijing that he had agreed an economic cooperation pact with China’s […]

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LATEST NEWS : China will overtake America to become world's biggest economy within a decade

China will overtake America to become the world’s biggest economy in just 10 years, according to a report. The U.S. has been the world’s economic leader for more than a century, but now, a huge rise in consumer spending in China is expected to see it passed in 2024. Chinese consumer spending is predicted to […]

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LATEST NEWS : Scotland split fears pound sterling, Europe flinches

World share markets stalled on Monday as the threat of Scotland splitting from the rest of Britain leapt to the forefront of investors’ attention, the latest in a recent run of geopolitical curveballs. Sterling fell to a 10-month low against the dollar and British shares and government bonds led a cautious Europe lower after a […]

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LATEST NEWS : MegaFon Shifts Cash to Hong Kong Dollars on Sanction Risk

OAO MegaFon (MFON), billionaire Alisher Usmanov’s wireless operator, said it has been shifting cash holdings into Hong Kong dollars, a move people say metals producer OAO GMKNorilsk Nickel (GMKN) is also undertaking, as the U.S. and Europe ratchet up sanctions against Russia. MegaFon decided to keep about 40 percent of its cash in Hong Kong dollars given the global […]

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LATEST NEWS : Russia may restrict trans-Siberian flights for EU airlines: newspaper

– Russia may restrict or ban European airlines from flying over Siberia on busy Asian routes, a newspaper reported on Tuesday, following Western sanctions which have grounded one Russian carrier and a billionaire’s private jet. continue reading at reuters.com

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LATEST NEWS : A Chinese Gold Standard?

While the 70th anniversary of D-Day last month received a lot of attention, another event, in July 1944 — the Bretton Woods conference, named for the mountain resort in New Hampshire where it was held — was perhaps even more significant in shaping the modern world. It not only led to the creation of what are now […]

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