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Saturday, 16 December 2017 03:19 WIB

Oil prices settled higher Friday, but tallied a loss for a third straight week, on the back of ongoing concerns over growth in U.S. crude production. "The driving force behind oil markets remains [the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries'] rebalancing act," said Adrienne Murphy, chief market analyst at AvaTrade. "OPEC-led cuts simply provide an opening for U.S. shale producers to fill the void with their supplies. The supply curbs could prove to be futile and OPEC [members] are really taking a gamble," she said. January West Texas Intermediate crude rose 26 cents, or 0.5%, for...

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Gold Ends Slightly Higher, Marks First Weekly Rise in a Month
Saturday, 16 December 2017 01:52 WIB | GOLD EMAS

Gold ended with a modest climb Friday, logging a gain for the week following three-straight weeks of declines. Prices got a boost after the Federal Reserve announced its decision this week to raise interest rates, as expected, and didn't change its forecast for inflation and interest rates in 2018. "Gold had already priced in the Fed rate increase in the last month and there was an element of 'sell the Fed rumour' and 'buy the Fed news'," said Mark O'Byrne, research director at GoldCore. "The outlook for gold is good. Seasonally, January is generally a good month to own precious metals,...

Gold Heads For Weekly Gain After Clawing up From 5-Month Lows
Friday, 15 December 2017 20:46 WIB | GOLD EMAS

Gold futures prices firmed Friday and headed for a weekly gain as a leading dollar index softened. February gold was up $3.70, or 0.3%, at $1,260.80 an ounce early Friday. It settled Thursday at $1,260.80, the highest most-active contract settlement since Dec. 6, according to FactSet data. The SPDR Gold Trust added 0.4% premarket, while the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF was flat. Gold futures are up roughly 0.8% for the week in the wake of the Federal Reserves decision to raise U.S. interest rates, with the metal gaining on the view that 2018 will likely bring three more hikes, not...

Oil Holds Below $65 After Volatile Week Caused by Pipeline Woes
Friday, 15 December 2017 19:18 WIB | Minyak WTI Brent

Oil steadied below $65 a barrel in London after a volatile week in which the market was shaken by the shutdown of a North Sea pipeline that underpins the Brent benchmark. Futures rose 0.2 percent, leaving prices in London little changed on the week. They jumped above $65 for the first time since 2015 earlier on Tuesday after the Forties pipeline in the U.K. shut down because of a crack. Those gains were eroded as the International Energy Agencys voiced doubts the market would fully rebalance in 2018, diverging from the view of OPEC. The pipeline halt further boosted...

Palladium Near 2001 High; Gold Heads for Weekly Gain
Friday, 15 December 2017 19:06 WIB | EMAS Paladium

Palladium trades steady, after climbing on Thursday to the highest since Feb. 2001 as data showed European car sales jumped. Gold headed for its first weekly advance in four. Metal trades at $1,036.01/oz in London. Source : Bloomberg

Gold Set for First Weekly Gain in Four on Dollar Slump
Friday, 15 December 2017 14:51 WIB | GOLD EMAS Bullion Emas berjangka

Gold heads for first weekly advance in four after the Federal Reserve stuck to its projections of three hikes for next year and the dollar slides amid U.S. tax reform concerns. Bullion for immediate delivery added 0.3% to $1,256.58/oz at 3:34pm in Singapore: Bloomberg generic pricing. Prices rose 0.7% this week, snapping three weeks of declines. Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index lost 0.5% this week Other precious metals, silver +0.3% this week, platinum heads for fourth weekly drop while palladium +2.5% this week. Source: Bloomberg

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Oil Prices Settle Higher, But Post Third Straight Weekly Decline

Oil prices settled higher Friday, but tallied a loss for a third straight week, on the back of ongoing concerns over growth in U.S. crude production. "The driving force behind oil markets remains [the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting...

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PRECIOUS METALS
Gold Ends Slightly Higher, Marks First Weekly Rise in a Month
Saturday, 16 December 2017 01:52 WIB

Gold ended with a modest climb Friday, logging a gain for the week following three-straight weeks of declines. Prices got a boost after the Federal Reserve announced its decision this week to raise...

ENERGY
Oil Prices Settle Higher, But Post Third Straight Weekly Decline
Saturday, 16 December 2017 03:19 WIB

Oil prices settled higher Friday, but tallied a loss for a third straight week, on the back of ongoing concerns over growth in U.S. crude production. "The driving force behind oil markets remains...

CURRENCIES
Dollar stutters on wrangling over tax bill, euro hit by ECB stance
Friday, 15 December 2017 08:31 WIB

The dollar was on the defensive on Friday after wrangling over a bill to change the U.S. tax code dented confidence, while the euro sagged after the European Central Bank signalled it would maintain...