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Gold nears 18-month high, dollar approaches 3-year low



In focus are Fed minutes and signs of volatility in South Africa’s bonds and rand

An end to a period of unusual calm is welcome, but problems lie in wait for investors

US inflation picking up but only gradually, says bond fund manager

Hedge fund’s positions include EU groups with majority of earnings outside the continent

RBC expects Sky to bump its bid, while Croda eyes special dividend 

Opinion & Analysis

The Long View John Authers

Strong run for gold hints at worries over inflation that also hamper the US currency

Prospect of rising wage inflation complicates picture

On Wall Street Ben McLannahan

Shift reflects stronger balance sheets and easing of crisis-era fines for misdeeds

Inside London Neil Collins

A big clearing bank is more than merely an enterprise for its shareholders

Markets Insight Jonathan Wheatley

Dollar weakness is no longer the given it has been for the past 18 months

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