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September Gold News 2018

The US Federal Reserve has announced another interest rate rise, up by a quarter percent from 2% to 2.25%. The decision is the eighth rise in rates since 2015, the fifth since President Trump came to office in 2017, and the third under the leadership of Jerome Powell, Chair of the Fed.

27 Sep 2018, 4:20 p.m.
Liam Sheasby

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has announced that the UK government’s Autumn Budget statement will now take place two days earlier – on Monday October 29th, putting it exactly five months before the UK leaves the European Union.

27 Sep 2018, 12:11 p.m.
Liam Sheasby

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has tendered a raft of new projects this week as part of a larger inter-agency mission with the likes of NASA and Roscosmos in order to build a base orbiting the Moon.

The lunar orbit project, dubbed Deep Space Gateway, will act as an international research post allowing scientific projects and experiments to be conducted, including lunar mining.

27 Sep 2018, 11:32 a.m.
Liam Sheasby

The Euro is making gains against the US Dollar this week following comments the President of the European Central Bank (ECB), Mario Draghi, made to senior officials in Brussels that inflation is set to rise in the Eurozone, while Deutsche Bank believe that the Eurozone will make significant gains thanks to the US/China trade war increasing the demand for European exports.

26 Sep 2018, 4:24 p.m.
Liam Sheasby

Oil prices hit a four-year high of $82.03 per barrel of Brent Crude after OPEC, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, chose not to boost production over the weekend as requested by US President Donald Trump. 

26 Sep 2018, 1:13 p.m.
Liam Sheasby

Chinese officials have accused the United States of trade bullyism, following the latest tariffs implemented on exports from China to America. The tariffs, which came into effect on Monday at 5am BST, are worth $200 billion, with $60 billion in retaliatory tariffs from China on their US imports.

26 Sep 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Liam Sheasby

The Pound registered its largest one-day loss in over a year on Friday following a breakdown in Brexit talks on Thursday night in Salzburg. Prime Minister Theresa May met with fellow EU leaders in Austria to discuss the Irish border dilemma but her ‘Chequers Proposal’ was rejected, with supporting MPs and aides describing it as an “ambush”.

24 Sep 2018, 10:16 a.m.
Liam Sheasby

The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Standard and Poor (S&P) 500 both reached record market highs yesterday by the close of trading. The S&P, Dow Jones, and Nasdaq all gained between 0.8% and 1% during Thursday’s trading. For the S&P it has been a few weeks of record highs, but for the Dow Jones it’s the first record close since January.

21 Sep 2018, 1:38 p.m.
Liam Sheasby

Inflation in the UK rose to 2.7% in August, according to today's data from the Office for National Statistics. The initial forecast was for a drop from 2.5% to 2.4%, so today's data came as a surprise to investors when released by the ONS this morning.

19 Sep 2018, 5:09 p.m.
Liam Sheasby

The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has reportedly told the Prime Minister and the Cabinet that a no-deal Brexit next year could risk repeating the same level of financial hardship as the 2008-09 Financial Crash, with house prices and unemployment the main areas hit.

18 Sep 2018, 1:53 p.m.
Liam Sheasby