Global gold prices steady as North Korea worries lend support

Global gold prices steady as North Korea worries lend support

US gold futures for December delivery settled down $13.90, or 1.07 percent, at $1,287.80 per ounce.

Kevin Logan, chief USA economist at HSBC Securities, in NY, said her message is that "they're not really sure" whether the weak inflation is transitory but that "nonetheless policy is accommodative".

Yellen's speech comes a day after a host of Fed officials provided differing views on inflation, with one central banker saying inflation weakness is fading, while another suggesting he's nervous it won't.

The euro bottomed to a near 6-week low of $1.1723 as political stability is put to question in Germany after Sunday's federal elections and as the dollar continued strengthening.

-The Bloomberg Dollar Spot index gained 0.3 percent to the highest since August.

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Despite efforts from British Prime Minister Theresa May to the contrary, the U.S. Commerce Department slapped import duties of 220 percent on Bombardier Inc.'s new jetliner.

Investors were also optimistic about the United States tax reforms expected to be announced by Trump's administration and Republicans in Congress today at 1920GMT.

Each one presented valid arguments for their cases but Janet Yellen's speech before the 59th Annual Meeting of the National Association for Business Economics in Cleveland, Ohio proved why she's chair of the US Federal Reserve.

There were those who argued - like New York Fed president William Dudley - that normalisation should go ahead because the current low inflation environment is due to "temporary, idiosyncratic factors". In the previous session, prices fell 1.3% in what was the biggest loss in over two weeks. He thinks President Donald Trump wants a "reformer" heading up the central bank.

US stocks traded mixed on Tuesday, as markets weighed a strong signal from Fed Chair Janet Yellen that interest rates will soon rise.

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-U.S. data on durable-goods orders, GDP and personal spending later in the week will provide further clues as to the Fed's policy path. It rose by as much as 0.3% earlier. The S&P 500 closed a fraction of a point higher at 2,496.84, with eight of the 11 main sectors ending lower.

In oil markets, Brent crude traded at around $58.23 a barrel on Wednesday morning, down 0.36 percent, while USA crude was flat at $51.89 a barrel.

The greenback broke out to over a 2-month high of Y113.229 against the Japanese Yen Wednesday morning, but has since pulled back to around Y112.700.

In energy markets, oil prices hit lower despite the EIA report showing that USA crude oil inventories declined by 1.846mn barrels the past week while analysts anticipated oil inventories to increase by 3.422m barrels.

-The euro sank 0.5 percent to $1.1792, the weakest in five weeks.

Korea to provide humanitarian aid for Myanmar refugees
A top Saudi relief official called Thursday for Myanmar to take back Rohingya refugees and let them live in peace. It seemed a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing", United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said.

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