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Indian rupee tested a new all-time low of 68.83 in spot market and has so far lost around 25 percent this year on back of heavy FII outflows from Indian markets
02 Sep 2013 | 10:13 AM

  • Indian rupee tested a new all-time low of 68.83 in spot market and has so far lost around 25 percent this year on back of heavy FII outflows from Indian markets
  • Government of India raised import duty on Gold from 8% to 10% while on Silver the duty raised from 6% to 10%
  • US non-farm payroll data showed U.S. employers slowed their pace of hiring in July but the jobless rate fell, easing fears that the U.S. central bank might imminently reduce its $85 billion monthly bond buyback stimulus
  • Activity in the US manufacturing sector grew at its fastest pace for five months in August with a pick-up in new orders as Markit's purchasing managers' index (PMI) rose to 53.9, up from 53.7 in July
  • Orders for durable goods in US tanked, falling sharply to 7.3% in July compared to June, highlighted Soft US economy.
  • The National Association of Realtors reported that Pending Homes Sales Index, based on contracts signed last month, decreased by 1.3 percent to 109.5 in July
  • The latest data from China, a world’s largest metal consumer showed factory output in July rose 9.7 percent, beating forecasts, and retail sales grew 13.2 percent while inflation held steady
  • Chinese trade data also showed exports rose 5.1 percent in July from a year ago, a smart bounce from their first fall in 17 months in June, while imports jumped to 10.9 percent
  • Activity in China's vast manufacturing sector hit a four-month high as new orders rebounded, pointed towards a sign of stabilization in the world's second-largest economy. The Flash HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 50.1 from July's final reading of 47.7
  • Germany's private sector expanded in August at its fastest rate since January, eased market concerns and boosted confidence about revival of European economy
  • Chinese trade data showed the country's gold demand surged year-over-year in the first six months. China's consumption of gold in the first six months of the year surged by more than half as sliding prices of the metal lured buyers
  • China consumed 706.36 tonnes of gold in the first half of 2013, up 54 percent from the year-ago period, the China Gold Association (CGA) reported
  • According to the latest release of World Gold Council report, China's gold demand could hit a record 1,000 tonnes this year and might overtake India as world’s largest consumer of gold
  • Silver has shown decoupling from gold in August and gained more than 28% whereas gold has gained only 17% at MCX
  • The amount of silver held by the world's largest silver-backed exchange-traded fund, iShares Silver Trust rose to a four-month high as a sharp rally in prices and economic optimism triggered investors’ interest especially in retail segment
  • China’s imports of un-wrought copper and copper products rose 8.1 percent to 410,680 tonnes in July
  • China imported 292,000 tonnes of refined metal last month which was the third straight monthly increase and the highest level of imports since September last year
  • The global nickel market was in surplus by 74,200 tonnes in the first six months of the year, a monthly bulletin from the Lisbon-based International Nickel Study Group (INSG) showed
  • Crude oil prices witnessed a strong northward movement as it extended its gains for the 4th consecutive month and its prices surged by more than 13 percent in the month of August
  • The possibility of a US-led military strike against the Syrian government lead to crude price rally as it raised concern of supply disruptions from the region
  • Natural gas Inventories are expected to peak this year at 3.852 tcf, shy of last year's record but up from a previous estimate in June of 3.767 tcf indicated sufficient inventory level may put pressure on prices
  • EIA expects U.S. gas production in 2013 to hit a record high for a third straight year which may limit price gain