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prices posted hefty gains on Friday on reports that physical demand is picking
up, while uncertainty over the fate of monetary stimulus programs in the U.S.
bolstered the precious metal's safe haven appeal.
On the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, gold futures for December delivery traded at USD1,378.40 during U.S. afternoon hours, up 1.29%.
Gold prices hit a session low of USD1,357.10 a troy ounce and high of USD1,379.10 a troy ounce.
The December contract settled up 2.06% at USD1,360.90 a troy ounce on Thursday.
Gold futures were likely to find support at USD1,315.40 a troy ounce, Wednesday's low, and resistance at USD1,391.35, the high from June 17.
Reports that physical demand for gold is on the rise in Asia bolstered prices on Friday amid technical buying.
Elsewhere a mixed bag of U.S. economic indicators began to fuel sentiments that the U.S. economy is recovery but at a sluggish clip, and an eventual Federal Reserve decision to begin tapering monetary stimulus measures will take place so gradually that gold will still enjoy monetary support for the long term.
Monetary stimulus programs such as the Fed's USD85 billion in monthly asset purchases tend to weaken the dollar by driving down long-term interest rates, which makes gold an attractive venue as long as such tools remain in place even if at a lesser amount.
Gold and the dollar tend to trade inversely from one another.
The Commerce Department reported earlier that U.S. building permits rose 2.7% to 943,000 units in July, just shy of expectations for a 2.9% increase to 945,000 units although June's figure was revised up to 918,000 units from 911,000.
The government added that housing starts rose 5.9% to 896,000 units in July, missing expectations for a 8.3% increase to 900,000 units. Still, June's figure was revised up to 846,000 units from 836,000.
Elsewhere, the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's preliminary consumer sentiment index fell to 80.0 in August from 85.1 in July. Analysts were expecting the index to rise to 85.5 this month.
Not all U.S. data missed expectations.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics said in a preliminary report that nonfarm productivity rose 0.9% in the second quarter, beating expectations for a 0.6% gain after a 1.7% decline in the previous quarter.
Also on the Comex, silver for September delivery was up 1.57% at USD23.295 a troy ounce, while copper for September delivery was up 0.82% and trading at USD3.365 a pound.
Capital to the world’s fourth most populous nation, Jakarta is a city that verges on the chaotic. Just south of the harbour on Jakarta Bay and Ancol recreation park is Kota, the old Batavia area, where remnants of Dutch colonial rule reside. Heading south are Pecinan (Chinatown) and busy Glodok, the electronics, gadget and computer centre of the city. A major north–south artery, Jalan Hayam Wuruk merges into Jalan Gajah Mada, lined with shops, restaurants, hotels and nightlife, ending at Monas (Freedom Square) in the heart of Central Jakarta.
The busy Jalan Thamrin-Sudirman corridor, south of Monas, is one of two major Central Business Districts (CBDs), a wall of glimmering glass and steel with some of the most interesting high-rise architecture in Southeast Asia. Creeping in bumper-to-bumper traffic, the thoroughfare in turn connects with Jalan Rasuna Said and Gatot Subroto, the second CBD and a golden triangle for national and international companies, banks, hotels, shopping malls and embassies.
Surrounding the city mayhem on all sides are residential areas, ranging from upper- and middle-class streets to the most basic shanties. Scattered throughout are pockets that seem frozen in time, including diminutive residential districts with market gardens and makeshift kampung (village) dwellings that impart something of a village atmosphere to many back alleys. | Also, see the Westhill Consulting Travel Insight Guide Overview Destination Jakarta.
Places to visit in Jakarta
Sunda Kelapa Harbour
The city’s history began at the old spice trading seaport of Sunda Kelapa Harbour. Early morning is the best time to walk along the 2km (1.25 mile) wharf among the ships’ prows and gangways and witness one of the world’s last remaining commercial sailing fleets. Filled with the romance of a bygone era, watch the unloading of cargo from the majestic wooden pinisi schooners built by the seafaring Bugis people of South Sulawesi.
The area around Sunda Kelapa is rich in history, and the best way to survey the area is on foot. Near the river stands a 19th-century Dutch lookout tower (Uitkik), constructed on the site of the original customs house of Jayakarta. Behind the lookout stands a long two-storey structure dating from VOC times, now the Museum Bahari (Maritime Museum). This warehouse, now a maritime museum, was built by the Dutch in 1646 and was used to store coffee, tea and Indian cloth. Inside are displays of traditional sailing craft from all corners of the Indonesian archipelago, as well as some old maps of Batavia.
The Old City
The area known as Kota in the old Batavia quarter came to life in the 1620s as a tiny, walled town modelled on Amsterdam. Most of the original settlement – Old Batavia – was demolished at the beginning of the 19th century. Only the town square area survived and has been restored and renamed Taman Fatahillah (Fatahillah Square). Three of the surrounding colonial edifices have been converted into museums, and the main square bustles at weekends with street entertainers, old-fashioned bicycle rentals, artists and food vendors.
The Museum Sejarah Jakarta (Jakarta History Museum; closed for renovations until 2014) was formerly Batavia’s city hall (Stadhuis), completed in 1710 and used by successive governments until the 1960s. It now houses memorabilia from the colonial period, notably 18th-century furnishings and portraits of the VOC governors, along with many prehistoric, classical and Portuguese-period artefacts.
The Museum Seni Rupa (Fine Arts Museum) occupies the former Court of Justice building, completed in 1879. Its collections include paintings and sculptures by modern Indonesian artists, and an important exhibition of rare porcelain, featuring many Sung celadon pieces from the Adam Malik collection, ancient Javanese water jugs (kendhi), and terracotta pieces dating from the 14th century.
A 137-metre (450ft) tall marble obelisk is set in the centre of Medan Merdeka (Freedom Square). There is an observation deck at the top surmounted by a 14-metre (45ft) bronze flame sheathed in 33kg (73lbs) of gold symbolising the spirit of freedom. It was commissioned by Sukarno and completed in 1961 – a combination Olympic Flame-Washington Monument with the phallic overtones of an ancient Hindu-Javanese lingga. The National History Museum in the basement contains 12 dioramas depicting historical scenes from a nationalistic viewpoint. A high-speed elevator rises to the observation deck, where on a clear day there is a fabulous 360-degree view of Jakarta.
The imposing white-marble Mesjid Istiqlal (Istiqlal Mosque) on Jalan Veteran is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia and was built on the former site of the Dutch Benteng (Fort) Noordwijk. During the Islamic fasting month, Ramadan, the mosque is filled to capacity. Tours of the mosque are available.
On the west side of Medan Merdeka lies one of Indonesia’s great cultural treasures, the National Museum. Known as Museum Gajah because of the bronze elephant statue in front, presented by King Chulalongkorn of Siam, it was opened in 1868 by the Batavian Society for Arts and Sciences – the first scholarly organisation in colonial Asia, founded in 1778. The museum houses valuable collections of antiquities, books and ethnographic artefacts acquired by the Dutch during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Objects of interest include Hindu-Javanese stone statuary, prehistoric bronzeware and Chinese porcelain. The star collection is housed in the Treasure Room – a stupendous hoard of royal Indonesian heirlooms. The Ceramics Room features the largest collection of Southeast Asian ceramics under one roof.
Recommendation for AQUARIUS:
In order to achieve promotion, work more efficiently.
properly applies to people under the sign BRIDE. Dear Aquarius, if this week worked effectively, hoping for a promotion, editors are not incurred because of this injury. Next:
Recommendation for TWINS:
This week, your boss will pay attention to your ideas.
This situation has BULL. Twin, if you think your boss but this week APPLIED attention to your ideas, it was a coincidence.
Recommendation erroneously ascribed to persons under the sign of Aries:
Please note if you do not take on too much. Take only those tasks that you have a chance to finish.
Of course, the recommendation only applies to shooters. Dear Aries, unnecessarily ograniczałeś last week.
FISH read: One of the meetings, which will be invited this week will be important for your career.
Well, unfortunately not. What else Capricorn - they had the opportunity to go to such a meeting.
MISS read, supposedly: This week, a person from another department asks you for help - it's worth fulfill her request, and even exceed her expectations and to offer specific support fixed.
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What they were informing the clients are to try to find refuge in multi-cap funds if they can’t stomach volatility in small- and mid-cap schemes. The fund manager in a mutli-cap scheme has the liberty to change between market caps basing on the market circumstances and nothing like small and midcap schemes. westhill consulting
While the multi-cap cap category has retuned around 3%, the mid- and small-cap category has returned around 0.1% in the past one year. ”The mid- and small-cap category has a tendency to underperform the broad market at regular intervals.
For instance, the category is in the chucks in the same one and three-year periods. It has returned positively only in the five-year period,” says an investment consultant, who doesn’t want to be named. As per Value Research, a mutual fund tracking firm, the mid- and small-cap category has given a negative return of 2.6% in the three-year period.
Nonetheless, it has delivered around 18.8% in the five-year period. “Some clients just can’t be convinced that these schemes still have the potential to deliver superior returns, as they may lead the next rally.
That is why we started telling them to stay away from mid- and small-cap schemes and opt for multi-cap schemes,” he adds.
Dhruva Raj Chatterji, senior investment consultant, India, Morningstar Investment Management, says mid- and small-cap category is meant only for investors with a higher risk appetite. “This segment was badly hammered in June-July and also in the last year. It also didn’t recover in the recent rally that started sometime in September-October. That is why the performance of these schemes looks very bad from a three-year perspective,” he says. “The category always tends to suffer more in a bad market.
But they also give exceptional return in a particular year.” His prescription — investors without a higher risk appetite, stomach for volatility and longer investment timeframe should stay away from the mid- and small-cap sector.
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Why even have a forum if you don't answer people's queries, don't have a 'forgotten password', and don't reply to keyword queries? What a joke.
I do not know about you, but I love the humor Wojciech Mann.One of the nicest moments of the week this morning "snippets of Activities" in the Trinity before 9TA morning when driving to work listening to Mr. Wojciech przekomarzajacego of Bukartykiem.Yes, it is there established hit "Women like flowers" ... What's interesting every morning, full of smart giggle broadcast editor Mann ends with the words: "Thank you for today, and if all goes well, we will hear on Sunday."
But what does it mean "How everything goes well ..."?Mr. Editor, is less than two days, what's going to happen?After the first moment of surprise, comes reflection: Well, a lot can happen ...
This kind of Memento Mori, you can (and should) be taken literally, but it has a dimension of trade.Are you ready for change?And what if on Monday will no longer be your position?In what state is your resume?Is the date zbierałeś testimonials from clients written on LinkedIn or Goldenline, or only now desperately begin to accumulate contacts?
Or not to be gloomy, what if tomorrow you get to realize a new, very interesting project?What about those things that realizowałeś so far?Is it them who take over?I had a few situations in life when working for many months managed to create something cool, but took care of succession.Sorry had to look that no successor projects are prepared natural erosion and processes without fixed guards become outdated ...
This is actually not such a rare situations.Editor Mann has survived many such stories.Despite the years, is not subjected to the routine, but it is always ready for a change.How to tell Spencer Johnson, author of "Who Moved My Cheese", Editor's always in sweats and sneakers.And you?Are you ready for change?It should be: Memento Mori!
A nice terminal integration feature using Distributed Objects or apple events to talk to (or instantiate and talk to) Sublime Text 2.
This is the best (and only way) to achieve seamless terminal integration on OS X. Pretty much it's a separate shell utility which is a DO client for your app (which is a DO server). It then pipes data to it, tells it to open a file, etc.
This is how the TextMate "mate" utility and the BBEdit "bbedit" shell tools work.
In order to stick with default OSbehavior and also improve the usability of creating new files I suggest assigning:
Super+N -> Open new window (like it does on textmate, finder, etc..)
Super+T -> Go to file/New file (Create new tab showing the current panel with a couple of teaks)
To open a file, it would work as usually:
Create new tab, type the name of the file, press return.
Create new tab and press esc to dismiss the overlay.
As an enhanced behavior, the user could instead of pressing esc, type the name of the newfile+folder (somefolder/example.css) and press enter. If no folder is specified (example.css), the file would be created next to the previously displayed file. This would spare the user of having to save the file manually in order to have syntax features or having to deal with the save file dialog.
All this could be complemented by a Create New File entry on the show_files overlay (the one which appears when you press super+t)
Hello I am experiencing a problem with most recent version of sublime 2. My build system (nmake) used to work just fine with previous version, but now it sometimes works and sometimes does not. When it does not work, it opens an empty dockedbuild window at the bottom, but does not show any build steps ~ text, errors etc. I know build is going on, just text is not shown. Also, when text is not shown and I click in a window with my mouse, sublime crashes. When build is going and text is shown and I click, everything is fine.
where the hell can one find a complete list of all the theme components (classes) and their respective configurable attributes? i've been wasting an hour googling to find just a few examples here and there, but basically nothing telling me what the full set of configurable theme component might be and all their possible values. i mean, seriously, don't the developers keep docs or something. (and yes i went to the official and unofficial docs page, both of which are a joke in terms of the depth of detail available. i am seriously pissed off--when i write code, i document everything, down to the single smallest detail possible, no matter how stupid it seems at the time regardless of all the hooting and jeering that causes from the crowd of the "it is so 'obvious' that no one will ever need to read up on it." wrong! you never know what kind of user or coder noob might use your software later and who would find an exhaustive documentation quite useful. s/he'll thank you for it. or curse you if it's missing, and rightly so. in other words, if you are gonna do something, why do a 1/2-assed job when you can give a 110%? i never understood this shoddy attitude. perfection, man. perfection. if jobs hadn't strived for it, you macbook would suck as bad as a Lenovo Thinkpad. think about that for a moment, you goddam slackers.)
anyway, rant over--this is what i am talking about:
Build 2032 on Mac OS X.
* Choose vertical two pane layout.
* Open a file in group 1.
* Switch to group 2. Open the same file there using Goto Anything. The same buffer now appears in two tabs, one in each group.
* Make some changes to the buffer. A "file dirty" marker asterisk appears in both tabs.
* Save the buffer. The asterisk disappears in the tab that was active when the save command was issued, but it remains in the other tab.
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