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Gold prices slip after rising 1% in previous session as dollar firms up; weak equities cap losses
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Gold prices slip after rising 1% in previous session as dollar firms up; weak equities cap losses

Spot gold eased 0.2 percent to $1,689.45 per ounce by 0031 GMT, while plummeting US crude oil prices increased bullion’s safe-haven appeal on Monday.

UK firms scale back hiring, investment plans amid growing turmoil around Brexit
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UK firms scale back hiring, investment plans amid growing turmoil around Brexit

More firms were downbeat about the outlook for jobs and investment than were optimistic for the first time since the Recruitment and Employment Confederation began its surveys in June 2016, the month of the Brexit referendum.

Good morning Britain: After Olympics you still have money problems
Economy

Good morning Britain: After Olympics you still have money problems

The Olympics have done much to feed illusions that borrowing and spending could continue as before, and be stepped up too, as though the net debt wasn't rising.