Prices give up early gains even as lackluster manufacturing data weigh on the US currency.
The yellow metal tumbles as concerns over Greece pressure the euro and trigger a rally in the US dollar.
Prices continue their modest rebound as sovereign debt fears and currency drama spark interest in the haven assets.
Germany's inflation rate is on a quick pace, and that has put downward pressure on the dollar.
While much of the world is embroiled in economic uncertainty, funds that expose investors to Chile, Canada, Sweden and Thailand hold potential growth.
The company performs well in the first quarter despite challenges from rising commodity costs and foreign-exchange rates.
A better-than-expected report from Spanish retail bank Banesto reaffirms optimism in Banco Santander.
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