PRECIOUS-Gold holds near 3-month peak as trade fears boost safe-haven demand

June four (Reuters) – Gold costs rose on Tuesday, holding close to a greater than three-month excessive hit within the earlier session, as worries over a world recession as a consequence of commerce conflicts drove buyers to search out refuge in safe-haven property.

FUNDAMENTALS

* Spot gold was up zero.1% at $1,326.49 per ounce by 0136 GMT, after touching its highest since Feb. 27 at $1,327.90 on Monday.

* U.S. gold futures rose zero.Three% to $1,332.20 an oz..

* The Nasdaq confirmed it was in a correction on Monday as shares prolonged their current sell-off amid the mounting commerce worries. International inventory markets shed over $2 trillion in worth in Might.

* U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo mentioned on Monday that america is searching for to “degree the taking part in subject” with China after a long time of unfair commerce practices, however his Dutch counterpart mentioned tariffs would harm worldwide commerce.

* In the meantime, U.S. President Donald Trump mentioned the tariffs that his administration has imposed on Chinese language imports weren’t pushing up U.S. inflation and had been prompting producers within the Asian powerhouse to maneuver elsewhere.

* U.S. manufacturing progress slowed additional in Might to its weakest tempo of exercise in additional than two-and-a-half years, defying expectations for a modest rebound, a nationwide buying managers’ survey confirmed on Monday.

* Mexican officers mentioned that Mexico can attain an settlement with america to resolve a dispute over migration that prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to threaten punitive tariffs, as high-level talks had been set to start in Washington.

* U.S. Treasury yields slip to their lowest ranges since September 2017 following remarks from St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard who mentioned a U.S. price reduce could also be “warranted quickly” due to international commerce tensions and weak U.S. inflation.

* A dismal financial outlook is prompting merchants to extend bets that the U.S. Federal Reserve will reduce rates of interest sooner relatively than later.

* In late U.S. buying and selling, federal funds futures implied merchants noticed a few 67% likelihood the U.S. central financial institution would cut back key short-term borrowing prices by 1 / 4 level at its July 30-31 coverage assembly.

* Holdings of SPDR Gold Belief, the world’s largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, rose 2.21% to 759.65 tonnes on Monday from Friday, its finest one-day share acquire in almost three years.

DATA AHEAD (GMT)

* 0130 Australia Present Account Stability Q1

* 0130 Australia Internet Exports Contribution Q1

* 0130 Australia Retail Gross sales MM April

* 0430 Australia RBA Money Charge June

* 0900 EU HICP Flash YY Might

* 0900 EU HICP-X F&E Flash YY Might

* 0900 EU Unemployment Charge April

* 1200 Brazil Industrial Output MM YY April

* 1400 US Manufacturing facility Orders MM April

Reporting by Brijesh Patel in Bengaluru; modifying by Richard
Pullin

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