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COMMODITIES

Metals shine on China, oil and weaker dollar

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Gold rose on Thursday to a five-week high at US$1,270.47 per ounce, helping to push silver to an 11-month peak at US$17.69.

London

THE prices of industrial and precious metals forged higher last week, aided by Chinese demand hopes, rebounding oil and the weakening dollar.

Aluminium surged on Friday to a seven-month high at US$1,655 per tonne - not seen since last September.

Nickel soared to a