Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The World Bank’s forecast for a deeper recession saw commodities decline across the board. NYMEX WTI lost 2.9 percent to USD 67.11 and Brent crude declined 3.3 percent to USD 66.54 a barrel.

Gold touched a five week low as deeper recession forecasts eroded its appeal as an inflation hedge. Gold for August delivery fell as low as USD 918.30 an ounce, according to reports.

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