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Palladium price holds firmly to gains; poised for further upside

With tensions between Russia and Ukraine on a high, palladium emerged as the star performer of the precious metals complex, holding onto the peak it hit last Friday around $907 per ounce.

France Asks for More ECB Action to Weaken Overvalued Euro

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls called for more action from the European Central Bank to lower the value of the euro, amid concerns the 18-nation region might be headed toward deflation.

Metal prices consolidate, expect quiet day with US on holiday

The base metals consolidated on Friday after the general weakness seen in the middle of last week. On Friday, the base metals closed with average gains of 0.2 percent, with copper up 0.3 percent at $6,957.25 and aluminium up 0.4 percent at $2,093. 

E.U. close to stoking inflation - Phillips

Julian Phillips of the Gold Forecaster points to darkening economic clouds that could support gold.