Standard Chartered on Tuesday said it saw a "resilient performance" in the third quarter, slowed by the group's performance in South Korea and Singapore.The London-based but Asia-focused bank said its income and operating profit grew by a "low single digit" for the nine months ended September 30, 2013, compared to the same period last year.Income for the third quarter was down by a "low single digit" percentage compared to the same period in 2012.
Gold climbed $5.70 or 0.34% in New York yesterday and closed at $1,673.50/oz. Silver inched up to $31.86 in Asia, then it fell back to $31.38, and then rose to a high of $31.91, but eased off in afternoon trade and finished with a loss of 0.35%. Gold rose to a new record nominal high on the TOCOM at 0.156 million yen per ounce. The resignation of Bank of Japan Governor, Shirakawa on March 19 is pressuring the yen as is increased tensions in the Pacific between China and Japan - Japan accused China of targeting a Japanese naval vessel and helicopter.