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Wednesday, 20 June 2018 08:21 WIB

The USD/JPY is trading close to the 110.00 handle in early Wednesday action following Tuesday's drop-and-bounce as broader markets roiled following a notable ramp-up in the trade war rhetoric between the US and China. Another round of tariffs from the US targeting $200 billion more in Chinese goods is expected to make its way into headlines soon, pending a write up by the US Treasury Department, and market risk appetite evaporated yesterday as traders balk at the prospect of US President Donald Trump bringing a trade war one step closer. The Bank of Japan (BoJ) released their latest...

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Tuesday, 19 June 2018 14:16 WIB | WTI Brent

Oil dropped below $66 a barrel as traders assessed OPECs discussions on a compromise over an output increase as well as escalating trade tensions between the worlds two biggest economies. Futures in New York fell 0.9 percent after a 1.2 percent gain Monday. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries is aiming for a modest production boost in a bid to bridge the gap between Russias push for a big gain and Irans insistence that no change is needed. Meanwhile, the prospect of a U.S.-China trade war rattled global financial markets after President Donald...

Gold Increase From 2018 Low on Trump's Tariff Threats
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 13:59 WIB | EMAS Bullion

Gold rises amid renewed concerns over trade protectionism after President Donald Trump threatened to slap tariffs on more Chinese goods, prompting China to pledge retaliation. Bullion for immediate delivery +0.2% to $1,280.38/oz as of 2:42 pm in Singapore; metal closed at $1,278.32 on Monday, lowest since December 22. Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index +0.1%. Silver -0.4% to $16.4085/oz. Source: Bloomberg

Yen, Treasuries Advance as China Responds to Trump
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 09:44 WIB | Yen DolarYen

The yen and Treasuries rallied after a threat from U.S. President Donald Trump to impose more tariffs on Chinese goods drew a stinging rebuttal from the Asian nation, escalating trade tensions between the worlds two largest economies. USD/JPY down 0.6% at 109.88 after falling to as low as 109.80 earlier;EUR/JPY weakened 0.5% to 127.84, snapping a two-day gain. AUD/USD dropped as much as 0.4% to 0.7394, the lowest since June 2017. Source: Bloomberg

Gold Climbs From 2018 Low on Trump's Tariff Threats
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 08:56 WIB | EMAS Bullion

Gold rises amid renewed concerns over trade protectionism after President Donald Trump threatened to slap tariffs on more Chinese goods. Bullion for immediate delivery +0.2% to $1,281.29/oz as of 8:50am in Singapore; metal closed at $1,278.32 on Monday to lowest since December 22. Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index -0.1%. Silver +0.4% to $16.5416/oz. Source: Bloomberg

U.S. Oil Prices Finish Higher to Recoup Some of Their Recent Losses
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 01:58 WIB | Minyak WTI Oil, Crude Oil

U.S. benchmark oil futures finished higher Monday, recouping less than half of what they lost in the previous session as traders assessed trade tensions between the U.S. and China, and looked to a possible output boost by major crude producers later this week. July West Texas Intermediate crude tacked on 79 cents, or 1.2%, to settle at $65.85 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Source : Marketwatch

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Gold futures settle lower, a dime above lowest finish of the year
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:57 WIB

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USD/JPY back in play near 110.00 after recovering from Tuesday's dip
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 08:21 WIB

The USD/JPY is trading close to the 110.00 handle in early Wednesday action following Tuesday's drop-and-bounce as broader markets roiled following a notable ramp-up in the trade war rhetoric...