JEDDAH : The rising prices of gold during the past two weeks caused stagnation in the Saudi market, and pushed gold merchants to activate sales because factories didn’t halt their production. The price of the precious metal has registered the second weekly decline, while the dollar has recovered from its lowest value since seven weeks ago. Speculations about the US Fed to reduce the bonds purchase programme with a value of $85b a month was triggered by the low price of gold, which reached its lowest levels this week.