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Gold set for first monthly drop since Dec as Fed rate hike likely

Gold fell for a third day on Wednesday, set for its first monthly drop since December, as US economic data boosted the case for an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve next month.

South Africa strike against world's top platinum producers over

A five-month strike against the world's biggest platinum producers is over, union leaders said today, ending a stoppage that has battered South Africa's economy.