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Still worth taking a shine to gold

The precious metal may have lost some of its lustre as investors rediscover their taste for shares – but don't write it off just yet

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Hamptons provides further sign of buy-to-let weakness

Further signs of weakness in the once-frenzied buy-to-let market emerged yesterday as figures from Hamptons, the estate agent, showed a sharp fall in the sector's share of purchase mortgages (mortgages to buy houses).