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  1. Central banks bought the most gold since 1967 last year, WGC says
    Reuters | 01:19 AM EST

    Central banks added a whopping 1,136 tonnes of gold worth some $70 billion to their stockpiles in 2022, by far the most of any year since 1967, the World Gold Council said on Tuesday. The data underline a shift in attitudes to gold since the 1990s and 2000s, when central banks, particularly those in Western Europe that own a lot of bullion, sold hundreds of tonnes a year.

  2. Japan's 5-year bond yield rises even as BOJ offers loans to market
    Reuters | 01:17 AM EST

    Yield on Japan's five-year government bond rose on Tuesday, even as the central bank offered loans with the same maturity to the market in a move to control the yield from rising. The five-year yield rose 0.5 basis point to 0.180%, after the BOJ announced the outcome of the loan offer.

  3. Australian shares dip ahead of rate decisions; log best January on record
    Reuters | 01:12 AM EST

    * Benchmark gains 6.2% in January, best on record. * Most major indexes decline on Friday. * U.S. Fed and RBA decision in focus. By Nausheen Thusoo. Australian shares inched lower on Tuesday for a second consecutive day weighed by miners, ahead of U.S. Federal Reserve and local central bank's policy decisions, although the benchmark logged its best January on record.

  4. Bond investors brace for recession as Fed expected to slow pace of tightening
    Reuters | 01:10 AM EST

    Recession worries are sending investors into Treasuries and other fixed income investments ahead of the Federal Reserve's first meeting of 2023, even as stocks start the year with a hopeful rally. "Things are coming off the boil here," said Rob Daly, director of fixed income at Glenmede Investment Management.

  5. GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks edge down as investors eye central bank hikes
    Reuters | 12:50 AM EST

    Asian shares edged down and bonds nursed small losses on Tuesday as investors braced for an eventful week that will include central bank meetings, a slew of earnings reports and key U.S. economic data. Investors broadly expect the U.S. Federal Reserve to raise interest rates by 25 basis points on Wednesday.

  6. For ASEAN countries, IMF sees slower global growth outweighing China reopening
    Reuters | 12:07 AM EST

    International Monetary Fund economists said on Tuesday that Singapore and other Southeast Asian economies are seeing downgrades to their 2023 growth outlooks because slowing global growth will outweigh the positive impact from China's economic reopening.

  7. INDIA RUPEE-Rupee declines as risk sentiment hit ahead of budget, Fed
    Reuters | 01/30/23 11:50 PM EST

    The Indian rupee eased on Tuesday against a stronger dollar, with investors keeping a close eye on equity markets while they awaited the domestic Union budget and the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting. The rupee fell to 81.67 per dollar by 10:15 a.m. IST, compared to its previous close of 81.4950. The currency is headed for a monthly gain of about 1.3%, relatively less than its peers.

  8. Oil slips on rate hike worries, Russian crude flows despite China performance
    Reuters | 01/30/23 11:30 PM EST

    * Positive China data buoys sentiment. * OPEC+ seen sticking with oil output policy at Feb. 1 meeting. * Investors watch for central bank rate hikes. By Laila Kearney and Trixie Sher Li Yap. Oil prices extended losses on Tuesday as the threat of further interest rate increases and continued Russian crude flows cancelled out demand recovery expectations from China.

  9. PRECIOUS-Gold edges higher, on track for third straight monthly gain
    Reuters | 01/30/23 10:18 PM EST

    * Gold set for gain of over 5% in January. * Silver, platinum, palladium set for monthly fall. * Fed policy meeting on Jan. 31 - Feb. 1. By Ashitha Shivaprasad. Gold prices edged up on Tuesday, en route to their third straight month of gains, as the dollar weakened, while market participants awaited the U.S. Federal Reserve policy decision later this week amid hopes of a less-aggressive rate hike.

  10. GRAINS-U.S. futures little changed as investors focus on central bank meetings
    Reuters | 01/30/23 10:14 PM EST

    U.S. wheat, soybean and corn futures were little changed in early Asian trading on Tuesday as caution prevailed across markets ahead of a slew of central bank policy meetings this week, including the U.S. Federal Reserve. FUNDAMENTALS. * The most-active soybean contract on the Chicago Board of Trade was virtually flat at $15.35 a bushel, as of 0237 GMT.

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