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Gold joins virus bloodshed with biggest slide since 2013

Gold's plunge on Friday left traders scrambling for explanations as to what had just happened.

New York

IT is an odd moment for gold to be tumbling. One of the oldest and most-trusted safe havens in times of crises, gold typically rallies amid nasty stock sell-offs like the one that has gripped the world last week.

So its plunge on Friday - it fell as much as 5 per cent, the...

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