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Prospects dim for G8 climate change deal

Prospects that the G8 would reach an agreement to how to fight global warming at their summit dimmed on Sunday as leaders began arriving in Japan.

Gold hits record high on oil

Gold surged to a fresh record high on Tuesday, boosted by firm oil prices, with longer-term trends such as a weakening dollar spurring heavy buying by investment funds. Spot gold rose as far as ,80 an ounce, surpassing the previous record of ,05 reached last week.

Gold holds near record high on oil, weak dollar

Spot gold held near record highs on Friday in Asia as a rally in oil prices to more than a barrel and a weak dollar supported the investment appeal of the precious metal. Platinum hit a record high on Friday, before drifting lower. Investment funds are flocking to gold, which jumped more than 30% in 2007.

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