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Gold sinks to 15-month low on robust US data

Gold tumbled to its lowest level in around 15 months on Monday after better-than-expected US jobs data boosted the dollar, dampening safe-haven appetite for bullion and pushing silver and platinum to multi-year lows. Gold, which o

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Brent stays below $101 after weak US jobs data

Brent crude continued to fall on Monday and stayed below $101 a barrel after disappointing US jobs data outweighed buoyant Chinese export and oil import figures. Brent and U.S. crude futures both fell more than $1 on Friday after

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US job growth brakes to 8-month low

US employers hired the fewest number of workers in eight months in August and more Americans gave up the hunt for jobs, providing a cautious Federal Reserve with more reasons to wait longer before raising interest rates. Nonfarm p

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US set for solid pace of jobs growth in July

US employment growth likely retained enough momentum in July to help buoy the economy for the rest of the year, a report said. Nonfarm payrolls probably increased by 233,000 this month, according to a Reuters survey of economists.

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Fading winter to lift US payrolls, create more jobs

The US economy likely created jobs at the fastest pace in four months in March as it shifted into a higher gear after being held back by a brutally cold winter. Employers are expected to have added 200,000 new jobs to their payrol

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Gold drops as US growth optimism weighs

Gold extended losses to a second session on Monday after strong US jobs data eased worries of an economic slowdown and dimmed the metal's safe-haven appeal.      Fears among Chinese investors over a slowdown in t

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US upbeat as new jobless claims fall

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in nearly a month, a hopeful sign for the labor market, while holiday retail sales rose in November and December. Initial claim

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US upbeat as jobless rate hits five-year low

US employers hired more workers than expected in November and the jobless rate fell to a five-year low of seven per cent, raising chances the Federal Reserve will start pulling back its bond-buying stimulus sooner rather than later.

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Brent edges over $111; eyes on US jobs data

Brent futures edged above $111 a barrel on Friday, on course to end the week more than 1 percent higher, as traders awaited a US jobs report later in the day and severe weather cut oil production in Europe and the United States. T

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Brent above $115 ahead of Syria decision

Brent crude held above $115 a barrel on Friday, set for a fourth weekly rise and supported by concerns that a potential U.S. military strike on Syria may spread unrest in the Middle East and disrupt supply. Investors also eyed key

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