Gold declined on Thursday as strength in the dollar helped to push prices to their lowest settlement in two weeks.
Investors kept an eye on political tensions, limiting gold's losses week to date, ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's monetary policy decision on Wednesday.
April gold fell $7.80, or 0.6%, to settle at $1,317.80 an ounce. That was the lowest finish since March 1, according to FactSet data. So far this week, prices have lost roughly 0.5%.
With the exception of the Japanese yen, the U.S. dollar on Thursday traded higher against many of its main rivals as overall investor appetite for risky assets appeared to wane.
The ICE U.S. Dollar Index which measures the buck against six rivals, rose 0.5% to 90.143. The broader WSJ U.S. Dollar Index was up 0.4% at 83.85.
Against the Japanese yen the greenback fell to ¥106.25, having recovered from session lows, versus ¥106.32 late Wednesday in New York.
Tokyo stocks opened higher Friday, as the yen eased slightly against the dollar, with investors on the sidelines amid lack of fresh market-moving factors and concerns lingering over political risks in the US and Japan.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index edged up 0.24 percent, or 51.93 points, to 21,855.88 in early trade, while the broader Topix index was up 0.14 percent or 2.49 points at 1,746.09.
The dollar fetched 106.22 yen in early Asian trade, slightly lower than 106.39 yen in New York but...
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Worries about President Donald Trump's trade policy offset a spate of largely positive US economic data Thursday, resulting in a mixed session for US stocks.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 0.5 percent to 24,873.66.
The broad-based S&P 500 500 lost 0.1 percent at 2,747.33, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index shed 0.1 percent to 7,481.74.
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