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Gold extends gains on worries about slump in global growth

Gold costs inched up on Thursday, following a rally in the earlier session, as fears a few coronavirus-led steep hunch in world financial task lent enhance to the steel as a safe-haven asset.


* Spot gold received zero.1 per cent to $1,592.56 per ounce by way of 0011 GMT, having risen 1.2 per cent in the earlier session. U.S. gold futures rose zero.9 per cent to $1,605.

* Asian equities regarded set for further losses on Thursday, after a dire warning about the U.S. coronavirus demise toll and mounting proof the fast-spreading illness has despatched the arena economy hurtling right into a deep recession.

* The pandemic is putting expanding strains on rising marketplace economies, but the International Monetary Fund has sufficient sources to satisfy their wishes for now, IMF officers said on Wednesday.

* Factories fell quiet throughout a lot of the arena in March as the outbreak paralyzed financial task.

* U.S. manufacturing task shriveled not up to expected in March, but disruptions brought about by way of the pandemic pushed new orders received by way of factories to an 11-year low, data on Wednesday confirmed, while non-public payrolls dropped final month for the first time in 2-1\/2 years.

* Boston Federal Reserve Bank President Eric Rosengren said social distancing efforts intended to contain the outbreak have "stilled" the economy and could lead the unemployment fee to "rise dramatically."

* Germany's export-dependent manufacturing sector noticed the steepest lower in output in nearly 11 years in March, a survey confirmed on Wednesday, because of virus-led plant closures in Europe's largest economy.

* WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday that his company, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund subsidized debt reduction to help growing international locations deal with the pandemic's social and financial consequences.

* Sales of gold from Australia's Perth Mint soared to their absolute best in about seven years, the refiner said on Wednesday, as fears over the commercial fallout from the virus prompted traders to buy the valuable steel as a hedge.

* SPDR Gold Trust , the arena's largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, said its holdings rose zero.18 per cent to 968.75 tonnes on Wednesday.

* Palladium rose 1.7 per cent to $2,253.97 per ounce, platinum slipped zero.2 per cent to $716.06, while silver eased zero.2 per cent $13.97.

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