DrKW platform adds spot gold

Customers can now use the platform to trade spot gold against the US dollar, the euro and the Australian dollar during New York, London and Sydney trading hours.

The move reflects increased investor interest in the commodity as a result of the current financial downturn, uncertainty in the Middle East and longer-term uncertainties about economic growth, said an official at the bank.

"Gold prices have risen quite significantly over recent months to a high of $377 in the Far East," said Kevin C