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Gold heads for weekly fall as Fed officials strike hawkish tone

Gold prices rose on Friday but a more hawkish stance of U.S. Federal Reserve officials on stimulus tapering and interest rate rises kept the metal, seen as an inflation hedge, on course for a third straight weekly drop.

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Stock futures muted ahead of November jobs report as omicron concerns loom; Didi announces plan to delist

Stock futures were little changed in early morning trading Friday ahead of the November jobs report as the market nears the end of a roller-coaster week driven by Covid omicron variant developments.

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Sterling drifts higher as dollar under pressure; c.bank eyed

Sterling firmed on Thursday as the discovery of the first case of the Omicron variant in the United States weighed on the dollar overnight, but trading was choppy amid uncertainty about whether the Bank of England will hike interest rates this month.

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Dow futures rise 200 points after sell-off prompted by first U.S. omicron case

U.S. stock index futures rose in early morning trading on Thursday, following a Wednesday tumble on Wall Street after the CDC confirmed the first known case of the omicron variant in the U.S.

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U.S. Futures Gain With Stocks; Bond Yields Rise: Markets Wrap

U.S. equity-index futures gained on Wednesday along with stocks in Europe as traders assessed the latest news on the omicron variant and the Federal Reserve’s signals of stepped-up efforts to curb elevated inflation. Bonds declined.

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Haven currencies ebb with Omicron fears

Riskier currencies bounced from recent lows and safe-havens such as the yen eased against the dollar on Wednesday as traders in Asia lightened some of their worries about the Omicron variant.

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Stock futures rise ahead of first trading day of December after omicron fears dent markets

U.S. stock futures were higher in early morning trading on Wednesday, following a Tuesday sell-off on Wall Street over fears about the new omicron Covid variant and the Federal Reserve mulling a quicker-than-planned taper. Dow futures rose 155 points. S&P 500 futures gained 0.88% and Nasdaq 100 futures rose 1.34%.

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Stocks, Futures Hit by Vaccine Worry as Bonds Jump: Markets Wrap

Fresh concerns about the efficacy of existing vaccines against the omicron coronavirus strain pushed markets back into risk-off mode on Tuesday, with stocks in Europe dropping alongside U.S. equity futures. Bonds gained as investors sought havens.

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China’s Biggest Crypto Exchange Picks Singapore as Asia Base

Huobi Group, the operator of China’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, has picked Singapore as its regional headquarters while choosing to have another location for Europe, said co-founder Du Jun.

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Bitcoin climbs back above $57,000 as cryptocurrencies rebound from sell-off

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies climbed Monday after a sharp sell-off at the end of last week. The price of bitcoin surged back above $57,000 in morning trade, rising as high as $57,373, according to Coin Metrics data. It pared gains later in the day, last trading at around $57,038, up 5% in the last 24 hours.

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