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  • *Gold up nearly 6 pct from July's 5-1/ 2- year low. LONDON, Aug 20- Gold hit its highest in nearly five weeks on Thursday after meeting minutes from the U.S. Spot gold hit a high of $1,141.75 an ounce, its highest since July 17, and was up 0.4 percent at $1,138.50 as of 0951 GMT.

  • LONDON, Aug 19- Gold rose on Wednesday as cautious investors shied away from the dollar ahead of U.S. inflation data and minutes of the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting, awaiting fresh clues on whether interest rates will rise next month. However, mixed U.S. data and worries over global growth and stability after China devalued the yuan last week have...

  • LONDON, Aug 18- Gold fell on Tuesday, as the dollar rebounded following upbeat U.S. housing data that supported views of a looming interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve. Spot gold snapped initial gains and was down 0.5 percent at $1,111.71 an ounce by 1419 GMT, while U.S. gold for December delivery fell 0.7 percent to $1,110.20 an ounce.

  • LONDON, Aug 18- Gold traded little changed on Tuesday, as investor focus shifted back to the prospect of a rate rise by the Federal Reserve. Gold snapped a seven-week losing streak and scaled a three-week high of $1,126.31 last week after China's devaluation of its yuan fueled some speculation that the Fed could hold off on raising interest rates this year.

  • LONDON, Aug 17- Gold firmed on Monday, building on its biggest weekly rise in three months, as weaker than expected U.S. data weighed on the dollar and uncertainty lingered over the implications of China's yuan devaluation. Gold rallied to its highest since mid-July last week after Beijing's mini-devaluation of the yuanm, as analysts speculated that a weakening...

  • LONDON, Aug 17- Gold firmed on Monday, building on its biggest weekly rise in three months, on lingering uncertainty over the implications of China's yuan devaluation. Concerns over China sparked a rally in gold to its highest since mid-July at $1,126.31 an ounce last week, in the wake of Beijing's mini-devaluation of the yuan. Spot gold was up 0.3 percent at...

  • *Gold ended 5- day rally on Thursday, longest since May. *China's gold holdings up 19 tonnes in July. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 14- Gold turned slightly lower on Friday as the dollar shifted higher on encouraging U.S. data and as investors weighed the impact of China's currency intervention on the timing for the first U.S. interest rate increase in nearly a decade.

  • BEIJING/ MANILA, Aug 14- China's gold reserves rose by nearly 19 tonnes in July from June, the central bank said on Friday, disclosing its holdings for the second time in two months in a move seen as a Beijing bid to increase transparency. Before China announced its gold holdings for end-June last month, the last time it had adjusted its reserves figure was in April...

  • *China's gold holdings up 19 tonnes in July. LONDON, Aug 14- Gold steadied on Friday as investors weighed the impact of China's currency intervention on the timing for the first U.S. interest rate increase in nearly a decade. Bullion was set to end a seven-week losing streak after China's yuan devaluation earlier this week increased uncertainty over the global...

  • How the Philippines is coping with China risks Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 9:52 PM ET
    How the Philippines is coping with China risks

    Cesar Purisima, Secretary of Finance of The Philippines, explains why the Philippine economy will stay resilient amid the growth slowdown in China and the devaluation of the yuan.

  • SHANGHAI/ SYDNEY, Aug 13- Two massive explosions at the Chinese port of Tianjin that ripped through parts of the terminal have hit iron ore import operations, as well as disrupting oil tanker arrivals and departures at this gateway to northeast China. Reuters shipping data showed there were more than two dozen tankers in the Tianjin port region, either waiting to...

  • LONDON, Aug 13- Gold fell nearly 1 percent on Thursday, snapping five sessions of gains, as the dollar strengthened on the back of upbeat U.S. data and concerns eased over further losses in the yuan after China devalued the currency this week. Spot gold was down 0.8 percent at $1,115.61 an ounce at 1426 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for December delivery were down $8.20...

  • LONDON, Aug 13- Gold fell on Thursday, snapping five sessions of gains, as concerns over further losses in the yuan after China devalued the currency this week eased, allowing stock markets and the dollar to rebound. Spot gold was down 0.7 percent at $1,117.26 an ounce at 0942 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for December delivery were down $6.70 an ounce at $1,116.90.

  • SHANGHAI/ SYDNEY, Aug 13- Two massive explosions at the Chinese port of Tianjin that ripped through parts of the terminal have hit iron ore import operations, as well as disrupting oil tanker arrivals and depatures at this gateway to for northeast China. Reuters shipping data showed there were more than two dozen tankers in the Tianjin port region, either waiting...

  • *Gold has rebounded over 3 pct from July's multi-year low. LONDON, Aug 12- Gold rose for a fifth session in a row on Wednesday, hitting a fresh three-week high as the dollar and European equities slid on concerns over China's devaluation of its currency. Gold was lifted by a weaker dollar, down 0.9 percent against a basket of currencies, and lower U.S.

  • LONDON, Aug 11- Gold rose more than one percent on Tuesday as the dollar cut gains and European stocks fell and investors assessed the impact of China's move to devalue its currency and prop up its economy. China's rate decision triggered a sharp but short-lived retreat in gold to a session low of $1,093.25 an ounce. "Gold's best moment this year came in the first few...

  • *Gold records longest weekly losing streak since 1999. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 10- Gold rose 1 percent to above $1,100 an ounce on Monday, its biggest increase in more than seven weeks, as the U.S. dollar turned lower and comments from a Federal Reserve officials raised uncertainty about a September rate hike. Gold has, however, found support after sliding to a 5-1/ 2 year...

  • *Gold records longest weekly losing streak since 1999. LONDON, Aug 10- Gold extended a recovery from recent lows on Monday as its resilience below $1,100 an ounce disappointed those expecting a deeper decline, but expectations that U.S. interest rates could rise as early as September kept up pressure on prices. Gold has however found support after sliding to a 5-1/...

  • *Gold records longest weekly losing streak since 1999. LONDON, Aug 10- Gold extended a recovery from recent lows on Monday as its resilience below $1,100 disappointed those expecting a deeper decline, but expectations that U.S. interest rates could rise as early as September kept up pressure on prices. Gold has however found support after sliding to a 5-1/ 2 year...

  • *Gold down for seventh week in a row. LONDON, Aug 7- Gold steadied on Friday as investors assessed U.S. non-farm payrolls data that could open the door to a Federal Reserve interest rate hike in September, but was still on course for a weekly fall. Spot gold, which hit a session low of $1,082.76 an ounce immediately after the U.S. jobs report, managed to rebound 0.5 percent...