Gold prices reach 2-year-high amid Fed reactions, Brexit fears

Published 16.06.2016 11:59
Updated 16.06.2016 12:10
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Gold prices reached the highest level since July 2014 at $1,316 per ounce on Thursday amid increasing demand due to Wednesday's statement from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen pointing to the revised growth rates for 2016 and 2017 and Brexit scenarios.

Prices started trading in markets at $1,301 per ounce and saw a $15 upward drive, which later fell to $1,308 level.

Prices per gram also reached an historic high of 124 Turkish liras.

Reduced demand for risks ahead of the June 23 referendum in the U.K. that will be held to decide whether to stay or leave the European Union is the main reason behind the demand for gold.

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