US-China trade talk effect: Gold price slips as US dollar strengthens
Gold rate on Monday edges lower as the US dollar strengthens ahead of US-China trade talks scheduled on October 10-11.
Gold prices slipped for a third straight session on Tuesday, pressured by a stronger dollar and an uptick in equities ahead of upcoming US-China trade talks in Washington. Spot gold was down 0.2% to $1,489.80 per ounce, as of 0047 GMT. US gold futures dropped 0.6% to $1,495.20.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan inched up 0.13% and the US dollar against a basket of currencies firmed around 98.98.
See Zee Business Live TV streaming below:
The dollar strengthened after a Fox Business reporter tweeted that the Chinese Commerce Ministry said that China is ready to do a deal with the United States on parts of negotiations both sides agree upon.
Top-level US-China trade talks are scheduled to resume later in the week, when Chinese Vice Premier Liu He meets with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in Washington.
The talks are getting underway ahead of a scheduled increase in US tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods, to 30 per cent from 25 per cent on October 15.
Spending on retail goods and dining during China`s week long National Day holidays returned to growth this year, offering unexpected respite to an economy that has been expanding at its weakest pace in almost three decades.
Investors awaited the US Federal Open Market Committee's minutes from its September meeting, due on Wednesday, for clues to whether the Fed will cut rates at its October meeting, in what would be its third interest rate cut for the year.
Uncertainties on the US political front kept gold supported after Congressional Democrats issued subpoenas to the Pentagon and the White House budget office on Monday as part of their impeachment inquiry, seeking documents related to US President Donald Trump`s decision to withhold military assistance from Ukraine.
Get Latest Business News, Stock Market Updates and Videos; Check your tax outgo through Income Tax Calculator and save money through our Personal Finance coverage. Check Business Breaking News Live on Zee Business Twitter and Facebook. Subscribe on YouTube.