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Oil

Oil prices edged down on Friday after rising more than 2 percent in the previous session, buoyed by lower U.S. crude inventories and geopolitical tension in the Middle East. 41 more words

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BASE METALS

Copper edged lower on Friday and was on course for its biggest weekly decline since March, with prices unlikely to stage a sharp recovery unless Chinese demand picks up. 34 more words

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Spot gold

Spot gold was little changed at $1,205.65 an ounce by 0306 GMT, after dropping 0.3 percent in the previous session. The metal is down 1.4 percent for the week, its biggest fall since the week ended April 24… 7 more words

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Gold held steady just above $1,200 an ounce on Friday, remaining on course for its steepest weekly decline in four weeks as the dollar regained momentum, hurting the metal’s safe-haven appeal… 6 more words

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TREASURIES

U.S. Treasuries yields declined on Thursday as a batch of disappointing economic reports revived worries about the U.S. economy and prompted further questions whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates later this year. 48 more words

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FOREIGN EXCHANGE

The dollar nursed modest losses early on Friday, after snapping three days of gains as unimpressive data prompted light profit-taking ahead of speeches by major central bankers and holidays in Britain and the United States. 37 more words

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Nikkei

Japan’s Nikkei share average edged down on Friday morning, snapping a five-day winning streak as investors carefully await for the outcome of the Bank Of Japan’s two-day policy meeting. 50 more words

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