Novavax Stock- PRECIOUS-Gold eases from 2-week high as economic recovery hopes grow
April 7 (Reuters) – Gold prices inched lower on Wednesday,
retreating from a two-week high hit in the previous session, as
a raft of strong U.S. data boosted hopes of a quick economic
* Spot gold was down 0.2% to $1,739.46 per ounce by
0127 GMT. Gold futures slipped 0.1% to $1,740.90 per
* Bullion prices had jumped on Tuesday to their highest
since March 25 at $1,745.15, as U.S. Treasury yields fell and
the dollar slipped to a two-week low against a basket of
currencies. [USD/] [US/]
* Asia equities were set for a sluggish open on Wednesday
after Wall Street pulled back from record highs reached in
previous sessions. [MKTS/GLOB]
* In the latest string of robust economic data, U.S. job
openings rose to a two-year high in February while hiring picked
up as strengthening domestic demand amid increased COVID-19
vaccinations and additional pandemic aid from the government
boost companies’ needs for more workers.
* The International Monetary Fund raised its outlook for
global economic growth, forecasting worldwide output would rise
6% this year.
* SPDR Gold Trust , the world’s largest gold-backed
exchange-traded fund, said its holdings fell 0.4% to 1,029.04
tonnes on Tuesday from 1,032.83 tonnes on Monday. [GOL/ETF]
* Perth Mint’s gold sales climbed to their highest since at
least 2012 in March, the refiner said in a blog post.
* Silver fell 0.3% to $25.10 and palladium was
down 0.4% to $2,674.91. Platinum rose 0.6% to $1,240.40.
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0755 Germany Markit Services PMI
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1800 Federal Open Market Committee will release the minutes
from its March 16 – 17 policy meeting
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