China’s promise to buy euro-backed assets and a bounce in the French economy help bolster the metal.
A Moody's downgrade of six eurozone countries leaves prices wobbling.
Prices finish flat as Greece's parliament approves further budget cuts in its bid to secure more bailout money.
Prices fall as Greece is unable to secure a second bailout and violence erupts in Athens.
Prices follow the euro lower Wednesday as investors remain jittery waiting for a Greece debt deal.
Prices shake off a 2% slide, rallying alongside the euro thanks to renewed optimism over Greece's debt worries.
Prices follow the euro lower after Greece fails to secure another bailout deal.
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