Oil prices fell on Friday after China unveiled retaliatory tariffs against about $75 billion worth of U.S. goods, marking another escalation of a protracted trade dispute between the world™s two largest economies. Brent crude futures fell 50 cents, or 0.8%, to $59.40 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell $1.18, or 2.1%, to settle at $54.17 a barrel. China™s commerce ministry said it would impose additional tariffs of 5% or 10% on a total of 5,078 products originating from the United States, including agricultural products such as soybeans, crude oil and small...

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PRECIOUS METALS
Gold Futures Post a Gain For a 4th Week in a Row
Saturday, 24 August 2019 01:21 WIB Gold futures rallied Friday, with China™s plan for retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods helping to boost investor interest in the haven metal. "Gold...
ENERGY
Oil prices slide 2.1% as US-China trade war escalates
Saturday, 24 August 2019 03:44 WIB Oil prices fell on Friday after China unveiled retaliatory tariffs against about $75 billion worth of U.S. goods, marking another escalation of a...
CURRENCIES
Dollar Gains as Traders Trim Rate Hopes Before Powell Speech
Friday, 23 August 2019 15:20 WIB The dollar was broadly higher in early trading in Europe Friday in generally quiet trading ahead of a keenly-awaited speech by Federal Reserve...

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