China’s demand for gold is unstoppable as consumers, investors, and the central bank fuel a record-breaking price surge

Gold’s rise to all-time highs above $2,400 an ounce this year has captivated global markets. China, the world’s biggest producer and consumer of the precious metal, is front and center of the extraordinary ascent. Worsening geopolitical tensions, including war in the Middle East and Ukraine, and the prospect of lower US interest …

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Luxury rental prices for Paris Olympics slashed by half or more as demand comes in weak

Parisians hoping to rent out their splashy apartments at a premium during this summer’s Olympics are starting to temper their lofty ambitions, as they come to terms with a tepid demand and an oversaturated market. Real estate agencies, which can help Parisians list their permanent homes as temporary rentals for vacationers, say they’re cutting prices for …

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