Gold settled at its lowest level in just over two weeks on Friday, losing roughly 0.9% for the week.
Dollar-denominated prices for the metal traded inversely with the dollar ahead of Wednesday's Federal Reserve decision on monetary policy.
April gold fell $5.50, or 0.4%, to settle at $1,312.30 an ounce, logging its lowest finish since March 1 for a second session in a row, according to FactSet data.
U.S. stocks closed slightly higher on Friday, as a round of positive economic data overshadowed ongoing political uncertainty, though major indexes posted sharp declines for the week.
Based on preliminary figures, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 58 points, or 0.2%, to 24,932. The S&P 500 added 4 points, or 0.1%, to 2,751, ending higher for its first day this week. The four-day losing streak the benchmark index just ended was its longest such streak since December.
The death toll from collapse of a pedestrian bridge under construction at the campus of Florida International University in Florida has climbed to six.
At least nine people were injured when the bridge fell across a highway, crushing cars.
Dr. Mark McKenney, the trauma medical director at Kendall Regional Medical Center said late Thursday that most of the injured are in stable condition with "everything from bruises and abrasions, all the way to broken bones." Earlier officials had said 10...
Hong Kong shares ended with a loss Friday after a week of fluctuations across global markets as fears of a trade war offset optimism from Donald Trump's decision to hold face-to-face talks with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un.
The Hang Seng Index fell 0.12 percent, or 39.13 points, to close at 31,501.97.
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.65 percent, or 21.23 points, to close at 3,269.88, and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, fell 0.61...
The pan-European STOXX 600 provisionally ended 0.24 percent higher, with sectors pointing in different directions by the market close. On the week, the STOXX 600 finished slightly under pressure, closing down 0.12 percent.
Looking to the region's major bourses, Britain's FTSE 100 closed up 0.32 percent, while Franc'es CAC 40 rose 0.29 percent and Germany's DAX popped 0.5 percent. The German index opened late on Friday morning as Eurex reported the index had experienced delays.
Source : CNBC