Economía 27-09-2017

​Gold futures exceed $1,300 for geopolitical tensions

Gold futures rose today to be placed above $ 1,300 amid renewed tensions between Washington and Pyongyang and declines in the stock market

The most active gold contract for December delivery rose $ 14, or 1.08 percent, to $ 1,311.50 an ounce.

Foreign Minister of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Ri Yong-ho said on Monday that US President Trump "declared the war" to his country.

The United States Department of Defense said Lancer Air Force B-1B bombers and F-15C Eagle fighters overflew international airspace over waters off eastern DPRK.

"Since the United States has declared war on our country we have the right to take appropriate action, including the right to strike down US strategic bombers even if they are not within our country's airspace," said Ri Yong-ho in New York.

Silver for December delivery rose 16.3 cents, or 0.96 percent, to close at $ 17.147 an ounce.

Platinum for October delivery rose $ 8.1 to settle at $ 940.20 an ounce.


Xinhua