Gold declined, trimming its fourth weekly gain in five, after White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow signaled progress on a trade deal with China.
Spot gold as much as -0.3% to $1,466.90/oz and traded at $1,468.50 at 9:56am in Singapore; +0.6% this week.
Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index -0.1%.
Other precious metals: Spot silver -0.2% to $16.9965/oz. Palladium +0.1% to $1,741.21/oz. Platinum +0.2% to $882.52/oz.
Hong Kong shares finished barely moved Friday, bringing an end to a tumultuous week that has seen the city crippled by violent protests, which show no sign of abating.
The Hang Seng Index inched up 2.97 points to 26,326.66.
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.64 percent, or 18.53 points, to 2,891.34 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, dived 1.13 percent, or 18.43 points, to 1,605.70.
Source : AFP
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