Gold remains softer as Chinese data aid risk sentiment


SHANGHAI (Scrap Register): Gold remains near the 2019 lows as global equities hold near six-month highs on renewed optimism about global growth after China’s economy unexpectedly held up in the first quarter, said commodities brokerage SP Angel.

China’s growth domestic product rose 6.4% in the December-March period. China’s first-quarter GDP figures out Wednesday exceeded economist estimates, and March retail sales and industrial production were also better than expected, SP Angel added.

“That’s easing concerns about a slowdown that had rattled investors. Technical indicators for gold also signal bearing trends, with the metal breaking below its 100-day moving average,” SP Angel noted.

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