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Gold is higher once more.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Gold hits record high in Asian trade
Posted: 12 May 2010 1113 hrs

HONG KONG : Gold opened at a record high of 1,228.00-1,229.00 US dollars an ounce in Hong Kong on Wednesday, as investors sought a safe-haven over deepening concerns about the eurozone debt crisis.

The precious metal closed in Asia on Tuesday at 1,208.00-1,209.00 dollars but later climbed as high as 1,224.82 dollars an ounce in European trade.

Analysts said the commodity was likely to maintain its safe haven role while other markets remained vulnerable.

The previous record for the metal was set on December 3 last year when it reached 1,226.56 dollars.

"The response of the central banks and the IMF to the southern European mess is almost guaranteed to ensure continued volatility in world markets," said Capital Spreads analyst Simon Denham.

Investors had on Monday welcomed the European Union and International Monetary Fund aid package worth 750 billion euros (one trillion dollars) to resolve the debt and budget deficit crisis in Europe.

However, the euphoria faded on Tuesday amid resurgent doubts over countries' ability to reduce their deficits.

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