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An Austrian worker pours melted silver into a form at the private Oegussa factory in Vienna today. The gold bullion maker announced Monday that it has increased its production tenfold, as the global financial crisis pushes investors toward a precious metal seen as a haven during economic turmoil. Demand is particularly high for gold bars of 50 grams to one kilogram since gold is tax-free for transactions of less than 15,000 euros ($20,000), Oegussa said.
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