MILAN – Geopolitical tensions in the Middle East have not only pushed up the price of gold bullion, but also caused the price of oil to rise towards October highs of $91 a barrel and investors to increase their prices in recent times Days have already lowered expectations, further concerns are caused by the Fed’s interest rate cut. Today comes important data on American employment in this sense: any unexpected strength in the American economy would give impetus to the hawkish words of the President of the Minneapolis Fed, Neel Kashkari, who said yesterday that there may be no cuts at all this year. With Wall Street closing sharply in the red yesterday (-1.35% for the Dow), Asian stock markets were weak this morning. Net losses for Tokyo (-2%) and a clear downward trend also in Europe.