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Gold Futures Jump Most in Two Weeks as Dollar Declines

Gold futures jumped the most in two weeks as the dollar headed for the longest slump since April, increasing demand for the metal as an alternative investment.

The Bloomberg Dollar Index, a gauge against 10 major trading partners, fell for the fifth straight session to a seven-week low. Total exports in July rebounded in China, the world’s second-biggest gold buyer, signaling a pickup in the economy.