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  • *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...

  • 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.

  • "A potential further decline in equities and market uncertainty about global growth is a good environment for gold because investors want something defensive," ETF Securities analyst Martin Arnold said. Spot gold was down 0.1 percent at $1,118.73 an ounce by 1035 GMT, within sight of Tuesday's peak of $1,122.90, its strongest since Nov. 3. With risk aversion...

  • MANILA, Jan 27- Gold stayed near a 12- week peak on Wednesday, supported by a softer dollar as investors awaited the outcome of the Federal Reserve's first policy meeting of the year. The U.S. central bank is widely expected to keep key rates unchanged at the conclusion of its two-day meet later in the day, mindful of global economic headwinds from China to Europe.

  • *Gold hits peak of $1,121.80/ oz, highest since Nov 4. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 26- Gold rose to a 12- week high on Tuesday, shrugging off strong stocks with nervous investors moving into safe havens as the U.S. Spot gold was up 1.3 percent at $1,121.80 an ounce at 2:16 p.m. EST, the highest since Nov. 4.

  • *Gold hits peak of $1,117.60/ oz, highest since Nov 4. Chinese shares slumped 6 percent overnight while oil prices slid to under $30 a barrel, sending gold to a peak of $1,117.60 an ounce as spooked investors sought alternative assets. It is continuing to take direction from stocks, Saxo Bank's head of commodity research Ole Hansen said.

  • *Gold hits peak of $1,117.60/ oz, highest since Nov 4. European stocks fell 1 percent in early trade after a 6 percent slump in Chinese shares and a slide in oil prices to less than $30 a barrel triggered a fresh bout of selling, sending gold to a peak of $1,117.60 an ounce. Spot gold was up 0.4 percent at $1,111.70 an ounce at 1245 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for February...

  • *China stocks lead Asia lower as oil tumbles below $30. LONDON, Jan 26- Copper and zinc hit multi-week peaks on Tuesday, bucking a weaker trend in other markets, as speculators bought back short positions ahead of a holiday break in top metals consumer China. The lack of clarity ahead of the Chinese new year and a U.S. central bank meeting led investors to cancel some of...

  • *Gold hits peak of $1,117.60/ oz, highest since Nov 4. *Equities rout fueled by China jitters. Gold has risen 5 percent in January as concerns over China and global growth hurt equities and industrial commodities, while a supply glut knocked oil prices 18 percent lower.

  • Spot gold rose 0.5 percent to $1,103.35 an ounce by 1052 GMT, extending a near one percent increase made last week, when investor appetite for risk evaporated on worries China's economic growth is slowing down. Gold had scaled a two-month high of $1,112 on Jan. 8, but lacked upward momentum before steadying mostly below $1,100. "Gold's technical picture is slowly...

  • *China, India physical gold demand slow. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 22- Gold fell on Friday as hints of more monetary stimulus from the European Central Bank weighed on the euro and pushed stocks higher, denting appetite for alternative assets. Spot gold was down 0.6 percent at $1,095.16 an ounce at 2 p.m. EST, while U.S. gold futures for February delivery closed down $1.90, or...

  • *Brazil court orders closure of Port of Tubarão. SHANGHAI/ MANILA, Jan 22- Iron ore futures in China and Singapore rose on Friday after the closure of a major Brazilian port halted shipments by top iron ore miner Vale SA, offering some relief to an over-supplied market. Unless the closure of the Port of Tubarão stretches to a week or more, however, the boost to iron ore...

  • LONDON, Jan 22- Gold fell on Friday as hints of more monetary stimulus from the European Central Bank weighed on the euro and pushed European shares up 2.5 percent, denting appetite for alternative assets, while oil rebounded. Spot gold was down 0.5 percent at $1,096.20 an ounce at 1030 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for February delivery were down 60 cents an ounce at...

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    Southeast Asian art has been enjoying greater recognition in recent years but is it a worthwhile investment? The answer depends on who you ask.

  • LONDON, Jan 21- Gold fell on Thursday after posting its biggest one-day gain in two weeks the day before, as hints of further stimulus from the European Central Bank hurt the euro and a rebound in European equities curbed risk aversion. Turmoil in financial markets and concerns over China and other emerging markets will prompt a March review of the ECB's monetary...