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Gulf Today Report
Gold remains steady on Friday as investors hope for US stimulus increases in preparation for US non-farm payrolls data due later in the day.
Spot gold was little changed at $1,840.75 per ounce by 05:28 GMT. US gold futures were up 0.2% at $1,844.10. Gold has added about 3% so far this week.
"Upward momentum (in gold) is strong partly because of a weakening dollar and prices have been technically oversold," said Margaret Yang, a strategist at DailyFX.
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Yang added that gold could have support if it is at $1,800 and $1,750.
Among other metals, platinum gained 0.8% to $1,037.67 per ounce and palladium rose 1.7% to $2,340.32.
Silver fell 0.1% to $24.03 an ounce but was set to climb 5.8% in the week.
Spot gold was steady at $1,772.14 per ounce by 0703 GMT, just $6.92 shy of a near eight-year high of $1,779.06 hit last week. U.S. gold futures rose 0.3% to $1,787.30. Bullion, with quarterly gains of more than 12%.
Spot gold hit its highest since early October 2012 at $1,788.96 in early trade, and by 0958 GMT was at $1,787.31 per ounce, up 0.4%. U.S. gold futures were up 0.3% at $1,805.10 per ounce.
Spot Gold rose 0.2% to $1,945.56 per ounce by 0918 GMT. US Gold futures rose 0.3% to $1,954.20 per ounce.
Spot gold fell 0.3% to $1,853.85 per ounce by 928 GMT. US gold futures were down 0.5% at $1,856.40.
As of Monday, the total inventory amounted to 21.759 million barrels, 1.8 per cent below that of the previous week.
Brent crude futures climbed 19 cents, or 0.3%, to $56.10 a barrel while US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 20 cents, or 0.4%, to $52.81 a barrel.
Spot gold was down 0.1% to $1,849.16 per ounce while US gold futures eased 0.2% to $1,847.50.
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