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16 March 2010

Spot Gold Price Pops Above $1,120

Gold breaches $1,120 level on weaker Dollar and lower housing starts

Spot gold breached the $1,120 level at lunch time in London on poor U.S. housing starts (down 5.9% on January) and comments from the Obama administration that unemployment will be elevated for an "extended" period weakened the U.S. dollar boosting the Golds appeal to investors. Meanwhile a rally in crude oil added support for metals.

At, a surge in interest in Gold Bullion categories saw interest 120% above average levels, with unusually high interest in Eagle, Philharmonic and Krugerrand Gold Bullion coinage.

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