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27 April, 2018, 11:24
It has benefited in recent weeks from concerns over the U.S.
"Recently there has been some optimism that the U.S-China trade war isn't going to be as big of an issue", said Natixis precious metals analyst Bernard Dahdah.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .miapj0000pus edged up 0.09 percent.
Shanghai bucked the trend and slipped 0.3 per cent.
The Dow .dji rose 0.25 percent overnight, ending a five-day losing streak, and the S&P 500 .spx gained 0.18 percent on optimism over a spate of upbeat earnings that managed to offset jitters over rising US bond yields.
The greenback was bolstered by strong economic data, as well as by the 10-year Treasury benchmark yield breaching the 3 percent threshold for the first time in four years earlier in the week.
The rise in borrowing yields and commodity prices has caused several companies, such as Caterpillar and 3M, to caution this week about rising costs, raising flags for investors about the strength of future earnings. "But the Federal Reserve signaled in March that its rate hikes would be gradual", said Masahiro Ichikawa, senior strategist at Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management in Tokyo.
"Expectations towards US rate hikes being gradual are enabling equities to take the current yield rise in stride". The next key technical level for the 10-year yield is 3.05 percent, which would put the yield at its highest level since 2011.
Donors pledge $4.4b in Syria aid for 2018
Refugees in Lebanon makes up a quarter of the country's population. "In 2018, the humanitarian drama.is actually at its peak". I am glad to announce that delegations here today have made a collective pledge of 4.4 billion USA dollars for 2018.
Davis wills Pelicans to playoff series win
The New Orleans Pelicans were the first team to reach the second round of this year's National Basketball Association playoffs. Along with his career high in points, Davis averaged 12 rebounds, three blocks and shot 57 percent from the field.
The dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of currencies, was steady at 91.177 after rising to as much as 91.261 in the previous session, its highest since January 12.
Facebook reported a surprisingly strong rise in profit and an increase in users, with no sign that business was hurt by a scandal over the mishandling of users' personal data.
The euro fell to its lowest since mid-January at $1.211 after the European Central Bank announced its decision to keep monetary policy unchanged.
Against the yen, the dollar set a 2-1/2-month high of 109.46 yen but later eased to 109.32 yen.
Crude oil prices were up amid the prospect of fresh sanctions on Iran and concerns about output from Venezuela.
Brent crude added 0.6 per cent to $74.43 a barrel and USA crude futures were 0.5 per cent higher at $68.38 a barrel.
Traders are beginning to question whether the USA dollar is really at risk of a long structural decline - as posited by many - when the Federal Reserve will be raising rates faster than other major central banks.
The Pacers led 93-91 with about 4 1/2 minutes left before James and Kyle Korver combined for 11 of the Cavaliers' final 13 points. Middleton's steal led to a wide open corner three for Malcolm Brogdon , a shot he made easily to give the Bucks a two point lead.
The government contends that the president's order does not discriminate on the basis of either nationality or religion . They also voiced skepticism about the relevance of Trump's campaign promises and statements regarding Muslims.
Moon and Kim are expected to hold a photo session and a reception meeting before holding official summit talks from 10:30 a.m. Shielded by North Korea's extreme opaqueness, Kim has posed a special set of profiling problems for USA spy agencies.
In addition, the Japanese government is increasingly pressuring drug companies to limit or cut prices of blockbuster medicines. Inc.to develop and sell its cancer drug Lenvima, both alone and in combination with Merck's immunotherapy product, Keytruda.
Kroos says the side are happy that Ramos is back and that he hopes they can improve from the second leg against Juventus. He also has doubts over David Alaba and Corentin Tolisso, who have had injuries of late.
The three western countries responded with strikes at several Syrian chemical facilities, according to ITV News. Russian President Putin described the missile attack on Syria on the night of April 14 as an act of aggression.
Shanks wouldn't say whether Ford would need to eliminate jobs to achieve the additional $11.5 billion in cost cuts. Next to get booted of the United States range will be the Fiesta and it will be discontinued by May 2019.
With 511,700 avg volume, 5 days are for Trustmark Corporation (NASDAQ:TRMK)'s short sellers to cover TRMK's short positions. TRMK's SI was 2.51M shares in April as released by FINRA. (UCBI) has risen 17.47% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending.
EPA's Pruitt grilled over management, ethics concerns
Despite that, Bloomberg reports that White House officials have been advising Republicans to scale back their support for Pruitt. Allies of Pruitt circulated a 23-page defense of the embattled administrator in advance of his high-profile testimony.
Facebook rules: What exactly is banned?
But it has now published them and made them more specific, spelling out the sometimes uncomfortable details of what it will allow. Though Facebook's content moderation is still very much driven by humans, the company does use technology to assist in its work.
Big match announced for WWE Backlash
AJ Styles reunited The Club on SmackDown but they found themselves on the wrong end of a beating from Shinsuke Nakamura. Peyton Royce pinned Lynch with a roll-up, giving Asuka a loss in her Smackdown debut.
Meek Mill-The Latest, US
The "Monster" artist also thanked the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office for their efforts in bringing justice to the table. Meek Mill performs during the 2015 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California, US, June 28, 2015.
Facebook reports profit surge, user growth despite scandals
Visitors take photos in front of the Facebook logo at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., on March 28, 2018. It has also sought information on entities operating under the umbrella of Cambridge Analytica and details of directors.
CDC expands warnings on romaine lettuce from Yuma, Ariz
The Pennsylvania Department of Health is investigating those cases to see if they are related to the nationwide outbreak. Intestinal bleeding and serious complications such as hemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) may also develop in some people.
Parents of terminally ill British toddler lose court bid
They have lost a series of legal challenges against a High Court ruling in February that Alder Hey could withdraw ventilation. British toddler Alfie Evans has shocked his doctors by continuing to survive hours after his life support was withdrawn.
Three shot at Dallas Home Depot store: Gunman at large
Dallas Fire-Rescue confirmed three people were transported from the scene, but did not release any further information. The law enforcement response, according to Hall, included several local, state and national agencies.
Previews: H1Z1 Launching On PS4, Open Beta Begins May 22
Daybreak are promising that the game will run at 60fps on PS4 Pro, which presumably implies it won't on a standard PlayStation 4. Of course, the forthcoming PlayStation 4 version of H1Z1 is so much more than a simple rehash of a PC game brought to consoles.
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Scores Improve
In "A" grade hospitals, patient safety is a top priority. "We encourage community members to look at more than one rating system". The Spring 2018 hospital safety report card from The Leapfrog Group awarded an "A" grade to Carondelet St.
Monkey Can't Sue For Selfie Copyright, Court Rules
In 2016, a federal judge ruled that the macaque monkey can not be declared the copyright owner of the photos. PETA sued Slater when the photographer sold some of the photos of Naruto that the monkey snapped himself.
Juventus confirm muscle tear for Chiellini
We will carry on giving 110 per cent, but Juventus are ahead of us and their win percentage is impressive. There is also the distraction of a Coppa Italia final against AC Milan.
Armenian PM quits after 11 days of street protests
Serzh Sargsyan, left, speaks with protest leader Nikol Pashinian during their meeting in Yerevan, Armenia, April 22, 2018. Critics have said the election was anti-democratic and have branded it a power grab.