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  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 5- Gold rose to a three-month high in volatile trade on Friday, as a mixed U.S. jobs report prompted investors to reassess the outlook for U.S. interest rates this year, putting bullion on track for its strongest weekly performance in more than a year. "The futures curve is showing that the probability of a March hike has fallen to around 10 percent,...

  • LONDON, Feb 5- The price of gold slipped after a mixed U.S. jobs report on Friday, but was still on track for its biggest weekly gain in a month on doubts about whether the Federal Reserve can keep raising interest rates. Spot gold initially rose after the jobs report to $1,161.31 an ounce, its highest since Oct. 29, but by 1401 GMT it was down 0.5 percent at $1,149.86 an...

  • *Coming up: U.S. non-farm payrolls at 1330 GMT. LONDON, Feb 5- Gold hit a three-month high on Friday, on track for its strongest weekly gain in a month after growing doubts about whether the Federal Reserve can keep raising interest rates put pressure on the dollar. Spot gold was up 0.3 percent at $1,158.3 an ounce by 1055 GMT, after touching $1,158.80, its highest since...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 4- Gold rose for a second day on Thursday, hitting three-month highs as the dollar continued to ease amid mounting doubts that the U.S. "The market is fetishizing bad news and convincing itself that the Fed will never be able to hike again," director of base and precious metals trading for BMO Capital Markets in New York. Spot gold was up more than 1...

  • LONDON, Feb 4- Gold edged up to a three-month high on Thursday, a day after its best day in two weeks, buoyed by expectations that global economic and financial headwinds could make it tough for the U.S. Commodities rallied across the board on Wednesday as the dollar tumbled after William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, said that financial...

  • *China buying gold ahead of Lunar New Year. Spot gold was up 0.9 percent at $1,138.46 at 1618 GMT, having earlier touched its strongest since Nov. 2 at $1,139.90. Gold, an asset that thrives on uncertainty, has gained more than 6 percent since the start of 2016 on concerns over the growth outlook, especially in China, after losing 10.4 percent in 2015..

  • NEW DELHI/ MANILA, Feb 3- State-run Indian company KIOCL is considering building an iron ore pellet complex in Iran at a cost of about $59 million and is in talks to sell more than 2 million tonnes of the steelmaking raw material to the Gulf country now free from trade sanctions. Companies such as KIOCL and aluminium maker NALCO, which is considering setting up a $2...

  • Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,128.80 an ounce by 1108 GMT, within sight of Tuesday's peak of $1,130.30, its strongest since Nov. 3. Gold has gained more than 6 percent so far this year, on concerns over the world's growth outlook, especially China, after losing 10.4 percent in 2015.. "We are now hitting up against the 200- day moving average of $1,130... but just a close...

  • LONDON, Feb 2- Gold steadied after touching three-month highs on Tuesday, underpinned by global growth concerns and as another sharp drop in the oil price pushed investors towards safe-haven assets. Spot gold touched $1,130.30 an ounce early on Tuesday, its strongest since Nov. 3, and was little changed at $1,128.18 at 1513 GMT. "In the near term gold is finding some...

  • LONDON, Feb 2- Gold steadied after touching a new three-month high on Tuesday, still supported as global growth concerns and a further drop in the oil price pushed investors towards safe-haven assets. Spot gold touched $1,130.11 an ounce, its strongest since Nov. 3, and then pulled back slightly to trade down 0.4 percent at $1,124.31 by 1221 GMT.

  • LONDON, Feb 2- Gold touched a new three-month high on Tuesday as concerns about the global economy and a further drop in the oil price pushed investors towards safe-haven assets. Spot gold touched $1,130.11 an ounce, its strongest since Nov. 3, and was trading down 0.3 percent at $1,125.64 by 1006 GMT. A break above $1,136 could lift gold towards $1,157, a level...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 1- Gold rose to a three-month high on Monday, extending its recent rally on worries about global economic growth and hopes for easier monetary policy after weak factory data in Asia and Europe. "That China data was disappointing, very weak in both manufacturing and non-manufacturing, which coupled with the ongoing turmoil on global markets...

  • *China official manufacturing PMI at lowest since 2012. LONDON, Feb 1- Gold edged higher on Monday, extending its recent rally on worries about global economic growth and hopes for easier monetary policy after weak factory data in Asia and Europe. "That China data was disappointing, very weak in both manufacturing and non-manufacturing, which coupled with the...

  • Tri:Factor: Wary of China? Here are EM alternatives Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 12:56 AM ET
    TriFactor : Emerging Markets

    Michael Preiss, executive director at Taurus Wealth Advisors, identifies Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam as three good investment alternatives to China.

  • Q4 GDP at 1330 GMT. LONDON, Jan 29- Gold edged lower on Friday as the dollar strengthened, but prices were still on track for their strongest monthly climb in a year after global economic headwinds hit riskier assets. Spot gold was down 0.2 percent at $1,111.96 an ounce by 1104 GMT, while U.S. gold for February delivery was flat at $1,114.00 an ounce.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 28- Gold fell by 1 percent on Thursday, pressured by earlier strength in equity markets on the back of a rally in oil prices, with bullion investors quick to cash in gains from the Wednesday's rally to 12- week highs. Spot gold was down 0.9 percent at $1,115.36 an ounce at 3:09 p.m. EST, off a session low of $1,111.56. "The initial equity rally...

  • LONDON, Jan 28- Gold fell by 1 percent on Thursday as Wall Street rose on the back of a rally in oil prices, with bullion investors quick to cash in gains from the Wednesday's rally to 12- week highs. U.S. stocks opened higher as oil rebounded on talk of a concerted response to low prices by Russia and OPEC producers, a day after the U.S. Spot gold was down 1 percent at...

  • MANILA, Jan 28- Growth in the Philippine economy picked up late in 2015 as strong domestic demand and government spending cushioned the impact of weak exports which are hurting many of its larger, trade-reliant Asian neighbours. That brought full-year growth to 5.8 percent, national statistician Lisa Grace Bersales told a news conference, which could mark one...

  • Philippine growth short of target at 5.8 percent in 2015 Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 10:55 PM ET

    MANILA, Philippines— The Philippine economy grew 5.8 percent in 2015, short of even lowered government expectations. Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan says Thursday that growth is "still respectable" given difficult circumstances. He says the country faced a challenging world economy, drought from the onset of El Nino and slow government...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 27- Gold turned positive and rose to a 12- week high on Wednesday, after the U.S. "Gold has risen to highs of this rally as the FOMC provided a perfunctory yet cordial nod to doves by removing' risks are balanced' and acknowledging market conditions," said Tai Wong, director of base and precious metals trading for BMO Capital Markets in New York.