Attacks lift oil and gold prices

GOLD - Crude oil and gold bullion prices have lost some of the sharp gains seen immediately after the devastating terrorist attacks in the US.

Gold is often bought up as a safe alternative for investors facing great uncertainty in the stock markets.

And the oil price typically moves higher when there is a rise in tension in the Middle East, because of fears over security of supply.

The Middle East holds two-thirds of the world's crude oil reserves, but the threat of an immediate supply shorta