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Hong Kong’s gold jewellers expect sales to sparkle in the Year of Rat
25 Jan 2020 - 11:26AM

Gold jewellery sales fell by between 40 and 70 per cent in the Year of the Pig because of the protests, said Haywood Cheung Tak-hay, president of the Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society.

Hong Kong’s gold jewellers expect sales to sparkle in the Year of Rat

Gold jewellery sales fell by between 40 and 70 per cent in the Year of the Pig because of the protests, said Haywood Cheung Tak-hay, president of the Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society.

25 Jan 2020 - 11:26AM
Geopolitical risks may push gold up 10 per cent in 2020, say analysts
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Oil prices jump after Iran attacks reignites fears of supply disruption
8 Jan 2020 - 12:02PM
Geopolitical risks may push gold up 10 per cent in 2020, say analysts

Heightened tension in the Middle East, and the continuing US-China trade war will reinforce gold’s role as a safe haven, driving its price up

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Energy
Oil prices jump after Iran attacks reignites fears of supply disruption

While flows from the Middle East continue to be unimpeded for now, the risk of disruption is spooking the oil market. Most crude exports from Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq, which collectively pumped more than 16 million barrels of oil a day in December, go through the Strait of Hormuz, a narrow waterway that Iran has repeatedly threatened to shut down if there’s a war.

While flows from the Middle East continue to be unimpeded for now, the risk of disruption is spooking the oil market. Most crude exports from Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq, which collectively pumped more than 16 million barrels of oil a day in December, go through the Strait of Hormuz, a narrow waterway that Iran has repeatedly threatened to shut down if there’s a war.

8 Jan 2020 - 12:02PM
Energy
Beijing’s new-found resolve to break state’s stranglehold on energy sector

A recent government directive is the strongest example yet of Beijing’s resolve to mobilise entrepreneurs to help stem China’s record-high reliance on foreign oil and gas, say industry experts

A recent government directive is the strongest example yet of Beijing’s resolve to mobilise entrepreneurs to help stem China’s record-high reliance on foreign oil and gas, say industry experts

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Gold poised for strongest growth in a decade with more gains forecast
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Warehouse investment falls by half as protests dampen sentiment
13 Dec 2019 - 10:58PM
Shanghai gets the nod to set up duty-free customs area for trade
Beijing’s new-found resolve to break state’s stranglehold on energy sector
26 Dec 2019 - 10:55PM03571EC5-13F4-4283-B996-99444BE88411
Gold poised for strongest growth in a decade with more gains forecast
23 Dec 2019 - 10:53PM
Warehouse investment falls by half as protests dampen sentiment
16 Dec 2019 - 9:24AM03571EC5-13F4-4283-B996-99444BE88411
Shanghai gets the nod to set up duty-free customs area for trade
13 Dec 2019 - 10:58PM
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‘Managed trade’ is neither free nor fair, because it causes commerce to be diverted from the channels into which it naturally wants to flow

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Macroscope | Why oil prices might buck the downward trend

With global growth predicted to slow, oil prices are expected to drop. However, disruptions to oil supply due to factors such as US sanctions on Iran and Venezuela, and rising electricity consumption in China, could cause a rise in prices.

With global growth predicted to slow, oil prices are expected to drop. However, disruptions to oil supply due to factors such as US sanctions on Iran and Venezuela, and rising electricity consumption in China, could cause a rise in prices.

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