Latest gold and currency rates in UAE: Gold extends gains

Gold extended gains on Thursday as the dollar came under pressure after the Federal Reserve hinted it may hike US rates later than market expectations and cut economic growth forecasts.

Spot gold rose 0.2 per cent to $1,187.06 an ounce by 0320 GMT (7.20am UAE time), after gaining 0.3 per cent on Wednesday.

Following a two-day meet, Fed policymakers maintained the current near-zero interest rate for now and said a hike would be appropriate only after further improvement in the labour market and greater confidence that inflation would rise.

In their projections, Fed officials saw slightly lower rates at the end of 2016 and 2017 than forecast in March and more policymakers were now in favour of hiking rates only once or not all this year.

“All-in-all it there was a dovish tone to the release, with analysts likely to push back their expected timing of a rate hike,” said MKS Group precious metals trader James Gardiner.

The dollar languished at one-month lows early on Thursday, as the Fed disappointed some who had hoped for a clearer signal on when the US central bank will lift interest rates.

A softer greenback boosts dollar-denominated gold, while lower rates also support non-interest-paying bullion.

The Fed statement implied that the pace of monetary tightening could be slower than the Fed had expected earlier, said HSBC analyst James Steel.

Post Fed, “gold may have further room for corrective gains given that the recent COMEX data showed a rise in speculative short positions”, said Steel, adding that short covering rallies tend to be short lived.

Hedge funds and money managers slashed their net long stance in gold during the week ended June 9 and increased short positions, the most recent US Commodity Futures Trading Commission data showed.

Markets are now eyeing more US data due later in the day for clues about the economy and how it would affect the Fed’s monetary policy. Traders are also focusing on developments related to the Greek debt crisis.

Despite urgent pleas, including from the White House, there has been little sign of movement since talks between officials from Greece, the European Union, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund collapsed on Sunday.

The Bank of Greece said the country’s future in the European Union could be at risk without a debt deal with its creditors. (Reuters)

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“Gold may find support at $1,165 if Yellen proves to be unambiguously hawkish tonight,” said Howie Lee, an analyst at Phillip Futures.

“The dollar is likely to be the beneficiary tonight,” he added.

A stronger greenback would hurt the dollar-denominated metal, making it more expensive for holders of other currencies while also curbing safe-haven demand. The continuing Greek debt crisis is not spurring much safe-haven demand.
DD/TT Rates at 03.45 PM – 18 June, 2015


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16430  No 16460 16530 16610 16130 16620


143.50  Trading 143.75 144.25 145.00 141.00 145.00

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136.25   136.50 137.00 137.50 133.75 137.50

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130.50   130.75 131.25 132.00 128.25 132.00

18 K

113.00   113.25 113.50 114.00 111.00 114.00

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