Fiona Bond

The week ahead (05/12 - 09/12/11)

The first full week of December appears to be getting into the Christmas period already, with the corporate calendar looking decidedly less frenzied than the past few weeks.

Eurozone hopes drive commodity gains

Commodities gained on Friday, pushing gold and crude oil into weekly gains, as investors clung to hope that the European debt crisis could be contained after Italy prepared to vote for spending cuts.