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In this Feb. 26, 2011 file photo, an oil employee works at a refinery at the Brega oil complex in eastern Libya.
In this Feb. 26, 2011 file photo, an oil employee works at a refinery at the Brega oil complex in eastern Libya.
(Hussein Malla/AP)

DAVID PARKINSON

Oil and gold markets aren’t wildly overpriced despite Syria fears

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There is little doubt that risk aversion and Syrian war fears have fuelled much of the oil and gold price spikes of the past two weeks. But it doesn’t necessarily follow that both commodities are now wildly overpriced.