Key News Overnight:
U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said he cancelled peace talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders after the insurgent group said it was behind an attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier and 11 other people.
Britain’s Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd resigned from the government and the ruling Conservative Party on Saturday in a protest over Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s handling of the country’s departure from the European Union, Boris Johnson says he wants to take Britain out of the EU on Oct. 31 with or without a deal with the bloc.
The spot gold price fell 0.8% to 1,506.5 an ounce. Over the week gold fell by US$4.35 an ounce or 0.3%.
Global oil prices rose by up to 1% last Friday. Prices had eased after the US job data, but lifted after comments from the US Federal Reserve chair. Supporting prices was data showing the number of oil rigs operating in the US fell by 4 to 738 in the past week.
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Engineering, contracting, services – reaction to results | Analyst | Ian Christie
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