By Adrian Ash
London Gold Market Report
The price of gold bullion retreated from an overnight rise to $1340 per ounce in London on Friday morning, trading back down to $1322 - the low hit by the mid-April crash - as the US Dollar ticked higher.
Silver prices slipped back below $20 per ounce - a 33-month low when first breached in June.
Japanese stocks meantime fell hard as the Yen rose on the currency markets, and European equities slipped with commodities.
Government bond prices held steady, with 10-year US Treasury yields at 2.57%.
The US Federal Reserve next announces interest-rate and quantitative easing policy on Wednesday. ...