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Silver 17.63 0.46% 0.08
Brent Crude 50.51 0.42% 0.21
Krugerrand 1,245.20 -0.16% -2.00
Palladium 793.00 1.54% 12.00
Platinum 962.00 -0.52% -5.00

Republicans pull healthcare bill before vote

The White House pulled its proposed bill to reform the US healthcare system at the last moment despite what some had assumed to be widespread Republican support to revamp Obamacare.

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FX round-up: Sterling downcast on Friday as US Congress votes on Trump's Healthcare Bill

Sterling turned in a downcast Friday performance as it slipped on most key pairs, with global markets drifting as US President Donald Trump's Healthcare Bill goes to a congressional vote, and ahead of UK formally beginning its EU-exit talks next week.

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US durable goods orders jump in February, but details weaker

Orders for goods meant to last more than three years jumped in February on the back of a large increase in those for civilian aircraft.

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Marine Le Pen calls for an end to Russia sanctions

French National Front leader Marine Le Pen has urged the international community to lift sanctions placed on Russia after its annexation of Crimea in 2014.

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London close: FTSE drifts lower ahead of pivotal US Congress healthcare vote

Equities in London spent most of the session adrift with a slightly negative bias ahead of the US congressional vote on President Donald Trump's Healthcare Bill, with little in the way of domestic corporate or economic news to provide firm direction.