Gold prices spike after US ultimatum

GOLD prices briefly climbed as high as US$345.80 in Asian trading after US President George Bush gave Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and his sons 48 hours to leave Iraq or face war.

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"All the decades of deceit and cruelty have now reached an end," Bush said in a televised speech from the White House.

"Saddam Hussein and his sons must leave Iraq within 48 hours.

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