Buffett: I Might Consider Taking Money Out of Banks If They Charge for Deposits

With persistently low interest rates around the globe, billionaire investor Warren Buffett told CNBC on Monday he’d consider taking money out of banks, especially if negative interest rates result in customers being charged to park their money in accounts. “There could be a point where you’d really want to start withdrawing currency,” Buffett said in…

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Gold Pushes through $1,300 as Dollar Suffers Anew

Gold gained for a sixth straight session on Monday, pushing through the psychologically significant $1,300-an-ounce line, as the dollar remained depressed against chief rivals. Precious metals on Friday posted their highest settlements since January 2015, as a slump in the greenback to its lowest level in about 11 months coaxed investors toward dollar-denominated commodities, including…

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China Debt Load Reaches Record High as Risk to Economy Mounts

China’s total debt rose to a record 237 per cent of gross domestic product in the first quarter, far above emerging-market counterparts, raising the risk of a financial crisis or a prolonged slowdown in growth, economists warn. Beijing has turned to massive lending to boost economic growth, bringing total net debt to Rmb163tn ($25tn) at…

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Gold’s Best Forecasters See Rally Resuming on Rates Caution

Gold, one of this year’s best performing assets, has room to extend its advance, according to top-ranked forecasters, even as the rebound shows signs of losing steam. Capital Economics Ltd. and Cantor Fitzgerald LP are bullish as real interest rates will probably stay low even if the Federal Reserve raises borrowing costs in response to…

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U.S. Regulators Fail ‘Living Wills’ at Five of Eight Big Banks

Five out of eight of the biggest U.S. banks do not have credible plans for winding down operations during a crisis without the help of public money, federal regulators said on Wednesday. The banks have until October 1 to resubmit their plans with serious “deficiencies” corrected, or face stricter regulations, like higher capital requirements or…

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Gold Strikes Highest in almost Three Week, Boosted by Rate Outlook

Gold prices shot to their highest in almost three weeks on Monday, setting the market on a steady course toward $1,300 per ounce, drawing confidence from an ultra-low interest rate environment. Weak economic data and uncertainty over U.S. monetary policy has contributed to risk aversion, boosting investor appetite for bullion and other assets perceived as…

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Gold Rush by Russia Makes Up for Billions Lost in Currency Rout

Here’s why Governor Elvira Nabiullina is in no haste to resume foreign-currency purchases after an eight-month pause: gold’s biggest quarterly surge since 1986 has all but erased losses the Bank of Russia suffered by mounting a rescue of the ruble more than a year ago. While the ruble’s 9 percent rally this year has raised…

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Investors Are Still Betting Big on Gold. What Do They Know That You Don’t?

The stock market may be back on track, but nervous investors are still showering gold with tons of love. An impressive $13.4 billion was poured into gold assets over the past 11 weeks, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. That’s the largest sustained weekly inflow for gold since during the 2009 financial crisis. Gold…

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