Gold Prices Gain in Asia As Inflation Views Debated, US Holiday Ahead- 15 Jan 2018

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Gold Prices Gain in Asia As Inflation Views Debated, US Holiday Ahead.
Gold prices gained in Asia on Monday with a holiday ahead in the US keeping trade light and the market awaiting more signals on inflation this year as debate grows over the extent of potential price gains globally. Financial markets in the U.S. are to remain closed for the Martin Luther King Day holiday. Later this week, China is slated to release what will be closely watched fourth-quarter growth data, while in Europe investors will await monthly inflation data to assess how fast the ECB could start unwinding its asset purchase program. Last week, gold prices rose for the third straight session on Friday to hit fresh four month highs after hawkish European Central Bank minutes boosted the euro to multi-year highs against the dollar. 

Copper eased after data showed a sharp decline in the country’s imports of the red metal in December.
Copper on MCX settled down -0.68% at 453.05 after data showed a sharp decline in the country’s imports of the red metal in December. Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group, one of China's top copper smelters, will suspend production at its Jinguan Copper unit for three days from Friday for repairs, a source familiar with the matter said. Indonesia hopes to finalise contract talks with Freeport McMoRan Inc. over the Grasberg copper mine by June, although divestment issues are still unresolved, a mining ministry official said. 

Zinc prices edged up to supported by potential shortages and low inventories, but some investors voiced   concern about the lofty levels.
Zinc on MCX settled up 0.44% at 217.6 to supported by potential shortages and low inventories, but some investors voiced concern about the lofty levels. Benchmark zinc on the London Metal Exchange climbed to $3,409 a tonne, the strongest since August 2007, before paring gains by the close to $3,383.50, up 0.1 percent. Zinc has rallied 11 percent since early December and was the top gainer among LME metals last year, surging 32 percent. LME inventories have tumbled 58 percent over the past 12 months to 180,150 tonnes after closures and suspensions of big mines in recent years. 
 
Oil near three-year highs on output cuts despite rising North American rig count. 
Oil prices held just below December 2014 highs on Monday, supported by ongoing output cuts led by OPEC and Russia despite a rise in U.S. and Canadian drilling activity that points to higher future output in North America. ANZ bank said on Monday oil prices had recently risen "on the back of data continuing to show the market is tightening." Oil markets have been well supported by production cuts led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia which are aimed at propping up crude prices. The cuts started in January last year and are set to last through 2018, and they have coincided with healthy demand growth, pushing up crude prices by more than 13 percent since early December. But other factors, including political risk, have also supported crude. "Tighter fundamentals are (the) main driver to the rally in prices.

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