Gold price up, stocks mixed

SPOT gold was trading $US2.45 higher at $734.25 an ounce at 4.55pm EDT. However, gold plays on the Final Call watchlist were mixed with Newcrest Mining closing 1.4% higher at $21.69, Lihir Gold up 2.5% at $2.07 while Centamin Egypt fell 7% to 71c and Newmont Mining slipped 2% to $3.88.