Name Price Chg.% Chg.
Gold 1,266.45 0.29% 3.65
Silver 17.41 -0.29% -0.05
Brent Crude 51.70 0.39% 0.20
Krugerrand 1,290.45 -0.32% -4.10
Palladium 803.00 0.12% 1.00
Platinum 947.00 -0.63% -6.00

FX round-up: Sterling nonchalant after UK Q1 growth disappoints

Sterling made steady gains on most key cross on Friday, appearing nonchalant in its reaction to disappointing UK economic growth data out mid-morning.

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London close: FTSE lower as UK, US growth in Q1 disappoints, sterling up

Stocks in London drifted to a lower close on Friday as a rise in sterling weighed on blue chips and both UK and US preliminary economic growth data disappointed investors on both sides of the Atlantic.


Sector movers: Industrial Metals and Mining stocks lead gains

Industrial metals and mining stocks paced gains in the last session of the week on reports of falling copper and zinc stockpiles in Shanghai, amid speculation demand for steel might be set to head higher.


US GDP growth slows more than expected in Q1 2017

Economic activity in the States slowed at the start of the year, weighed down by a slowdown in the pace of inventory accumulation, lower public spending and increased imports.


Commodities: Crude rises on reports of Russia compliance with Opec output limits

Crude-oil futures are higher on Friday as traders liked reports Russia has complied with Opec output limits, and also on hopes the cartel will extend its production cut pledge.