Name Price Chg.% Chg.
Gold 1,258.85 0.55% 6.85
Silver 16.95 1.07% 0.18
Brent Crude 53.74 -0.11% -0.06
Krugerrand 1,282.50 0.39% 5.00
Palladium 761.00 -0.91% -7.00
Platinum 938.00 0.54% 5.00

German business confidence improves more than expected - Ifo

German business confidence improved more than expected in May, according to a widely-followed survey.

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FX round-up: Sterling in 'sea of red' after Tory wobble

Sterling was amid a sea of red as Tory-renewed fears of a hard Brexit came to the fore and the party did a U-turn on its so-called 'dementia tax,' all while Labour accelerated in the election polls.

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London close: FTSE 100 jabs higher as retail rebounds, sterling weakens

Equities in London went for a jog higher on Monday, helped mostly by rebounding retail stocks and sterling weakness, the latter on the back of UK political turmoil surrounding the election and Brexit coming to the fore.

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Michael Flynn said to refuse Senate subpoena on Russia investigation

Former US national security adviser Michael Flynn is reportedly set to decline a subpoena from the Senate demanding information on an investigation into his alleged links with Russia during last year's presidential election.

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Commodities: Oil prices continue to froth on Opec curb hopes

Crude-oil futures began the week as they left off on Friday, frothing higher on market hopes of Opec extending its output curbs when it meets later this week.