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Gold at 8-month low on strong dollar

Gold dropped to fresh eight-month lows on Monday on fears that the US Federal Reserve may signal an early interest rate hike at this week's policy meeting, while the strength in the dollar and weak physical demand also weighed on bullion.

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Gold steady after hitting 3-week high

Gold steadied below a three-week high on Tuesday as escalating tensions in Iraq attracted some safe-haven bids, while investors waited for a Federal Reserve meeting this week before taking any big positions. The Fed's two-day

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Brent slips over emerging market demand fears

Brent oil futures eased towards $107 a barrel on Monday as investors dumped risky assets over worries about weaker emerging market economies, but U.S. crude held up due to a spell of cold weather. The U.S. Federal Reserve is widel

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Gold hits two-week high over weak equities

Gold rose for a fourth session on Friday, gaining over 1 percent to hit a two-week high as weaker equities spurred demand for the metal as a safe-haven asset. Gold, headed for its best weekly performance since October, was also su

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Gold hits 6-month low after Fed stimulus trim

Gold slid more than 1 percent on Thursday to its lowest since late June after the U.S. Federal Reserve took its first step away from the ultra-loose monetary policy that had helped drive bullion prices to record highs in recent years.

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Fed cuts bond-buying in first step away from stimulus

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday embarked on the risky task of winding down the era of easy money, saying the US economy was finally strong enough for it to start scaling down its massive bond-buying stimulus. The central bank mod

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Gold retreats from 5-week high on strong dollar

Gold edged lower on Tuesday as the dollar recovered, retreating from a five-week high as investors started to factor in expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will maintain its stimulus measures well into early 2014. The Fed b

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Gold hits 4-week low as investors watch Syria

Gold fell to a four-week low on Thursday, on waning prospects of an imminent military strike against Syria and uncertainty over the time and pace at which the U.S. Federal Reserve will start to unwind monetary stimulus. Diplomatic

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Credit flow control ‘vital’ for emerging countries

Emerging market nations can be adversely affected by large swings in investment and, therefore, must develop tools to control credit flows or risk relinquishing any independent monetary policy, a study shows. These findings were p

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Emerging markets hit after Fed, dollar stronger

Emerging market currencies and shares fell on Thursday and the dollar rose as a spike in US debt yields drove up borrowing costs globally, overwhelming the impact of buoyant economic reports from China and Europe. However, with ca

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