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Falling gold prices and weak earnings weigh on FTSE 100

Mar 4, 2017 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

AFTER a record trading week the FTSE 100 rally sputtered to a halt yesterday.

The blue-chip index recorded one of its strongest weeks of year, including a record high of 7,382.9 points on Wednesday and a new intraday high of 7,394.61 on Thursday. However by yesterday's close the index slipped back 8.09 points to 7,374.26.

The lacklustre end to the week kept eyes firmly on the US markets where Snapchat owner Snap followed its stratospheric debut with further gains. Snap, which listed

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