PRECIOUS-Gold prices steady as US-China trade concerns persist

June 12 (Reuters) – Gold costs steadied on Wednesday after touching a one-week low within the earlier session, buoyed by considerations round U.S.-China commerce relations amid expectations of an rate of interest reduce by the U.S. Federal Reserve.

FUNDAMENTALS

* Spot gold was flat at $1,326.90 as of 0115 GMT, after falling to its lowest since June three at $1,319.35 within the earlier session.

* U.S. gold futures had been additionally regular at $1,330.70 an oz.

* U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended using tariffs as a part of his commerce technique, whereas China vowed a tricky response if the USA insists on escalating commerce pressure amid ongoing negotiations.

* Trump stated that he was holding up a commerce cope with China and had no real interest in transferring forward except Beijing agrees once more to 4 or 5 “main factors,” which he didn’t specify.

* He additionally took an goal on the U.S. Federal Reserve, saying rates of interest had been “method too excessive” and the central financial institution had “no clue”.

* Fed policymakers will meet on June 18-19 towards the backdrop of rising commerce tensions, slowing U.S. progress and a pointy step-down in hiring in Might which have led markets to cost in no less than two fee cuts by the top of 2019.

* Asian share markets bought off to a cautious begin on Wednesday because the White Home took a tricky line on a commerce cope with China, simply as traders had been bracing for the most recent batch of financial knowledge from the Asian large.

* A drop in two-year treasury costs flattened the yield curve on Tuesday after a Labor Division report confirmed producer costs elevated in Might for the second consecutive month, pointing to a gentle pick-up in underlying inflation pressures.

* Holdings of SPDR Gold Belief, the world’s largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, fell zero.03% to 756.18 tonnes on Tuesday from 756.42 tonnes on Monday.

DATA AHEAD (GMT)

* 1230 U.S. Core CPI YY, NSA Might

* 1230 U.S. CPI MM, SA Might

* 1230 U.S. CPI YY, NSA Might (Reporting by Brijesh Patel in Bengaluru; modifying by Uttaresh.V)

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