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Market Outlook: Gold tops $2,000, US tech surge, WH Smith, Metro Bank & more

Market Outlook: Gold tops $2,000, US tech surge, WH Smith, Metro Bank & more

Equities in London are in demand in early trading with the FTSE100 up 0.8 per cent, leading a sea of green across all the main indices. Overnight, the gold price fulfilled the destiny that has been expected of it for the past couple of weeks by breaking through the $2,000 a troy ounce level, hitting a record intra-day high of $2,018 an ounce. 

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