The pound fell on Monday after comments by UK finance minister Sajid Javid stoked fears about weak ties between the UK and the European Union following the country's departure from the bloc. In an interview with the Financial Times on Saturday, Javid said Britain would not commit to sticking to EU rules in post-Brexit trade talks. That is a threat to businesses that want to ease cross-border checks with the EU once the transition period following Britain's departure on Jan. 31 terminates at the end of the year. The pound was last down 0.2% against the U.S. dollar to $1.2978. It was down...

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Oil headed for its first weekly loss since November as the prospect of an open war in the Persian Gulf receded, easing fears of a supply disruption in the Middle East. Futures in New York were little changed, set to decline more than a 5% this week. The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to limit President Donald Trumps authority to strike Iran while America received...

Oil futures end lower for a third session on Thursday, as traders digested data that revealed a big jump in crude stockpiles in the U.S., and as Mideast tensions saw some apparent easing. West Texas Intermediate crude for February delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell by a nickel, or less than 0.1%, to settle at $59.56 a barrel, after sinking 4.9% on Wednesday. Prices marked another...

Gold futures settled lower on Thursday for a second day, as worries surrounding tensions between the U.S. and Iran eased, prompting risk-on sentiment among investors and dulling demand for the haven metal. February gold fell $5.90, or 0.4%, to settle at $1,554.30 an ounce, following a loss of 0.9% on Wednesday. Source: Marketwatch

Oil prices edged higher on Thursday, clawing back some of the sharp losses made in the previous session on the back of easing fears of an escalation in the conflict between the United States and Iran and swelling U.S. crude stocks. Prices are now back at levels seen before a U.S. drone strike on Jan. 3 that killed a top Iranian general and a rocket attack by Iran on Iraqi airbases hosting U.S....

Gold dropped for a second day as the U.S. and Iran stepped back from a deeper military conflict, blunting the appeal of haven assets. The metal is heading back toward levels it was trading at before the U.S. killed top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani last week. President Donald Trump's latest remarks suggested tensions were easing and stocks rose across Europe and Asia. Spot...

Safe-haven currencies such as the Japanese yen retreated on Thursday as the United States and Iran backed away from further conflict, with markets flipping back to a more risk-taking approach on hopes of a U.S.-China trade deal. U.S. President Donald Trump responded overnight to an Iranian attack on U.S. forces with sanctions, not violence. Iran offered no immediate signal it would retaliate...

Gold headed for the first back-to-back decline since November as the U.S. and Iran stepped back from a deeper military conflict, blunting the appeal of haven assets as global equities gained ground. Palladium motored to yet another record, extending a meteoric rally. Bullion headed lower after a retaliatory Iranian missile attack on two U.S. bases in Iraq on Wednesday caused no...

Gold prices fell on Thursday in Asia as U.S. President Donald Trump opted to impose new economic sanctions on Iran rather than call for military action against the Islamic Republic., stoking hopes that tensions between the two nations will ease. Gold futures traded 0.3% to $1,555.25 per ounce by 1:10 AM ET (05:10 GMT). In a speech following Iran's strikes on several U.S. military bases, Trump...

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