Gold slipped on Tuesday, pressured by a firmer dollar and concern that United States inflation data later in the day will be robust, strengthening the case for more USA interest rate hikes.
The dollar initially strengthened after the Labor Department reported on Friday that the US economy added 313,000 jobs last month, beating economists' forecasts of 200,000.
Spot gold was down 0.3% at $1,318.35 an ounce by 10.22am GMT, while USA gold futures for April delivery fell 0.2% to $1,318.70 an ounce.
General Electric shares fell 1.9 percent after JPMorgan cut its price target on the stock to $11 from $14.
The dollar also regained some ground after the White House said late last week that key US trading partners Canada and Mexico would be exempt from its highly criticized tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
Sukma: Names of 9 CRPF Personnel Martyred in IED Blast
The personnel were onboard a mine protection vehicle which was passing through Kistaram, a naxal-dominated part of Sukma district. Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh said that he was "overwhelmed with grief" with the loss of the nine officials.
Gold prices crept lower on Tuesday on a firmer dollar as investors waited for United States consumer price data due later in the day to gauge the outlook for inflation and the Federal Reserve's rate hike stance. "That's raising the risk that gold could be a bit more on the defensive".
But Friday's wage growth numbers eased some of those concerns, with traders sticking to their bets of three interest-rate increases in 2018. "We should expect interest rate uncertainty to weigh on prices over the short term".
Comex gold futures were little changed at $1,323.1 a troy ounce by 07:00 GMT.
As for other precious metals, silver for May delivery fell 7.2 cents, or 0.43 percent, to settle at 16.536 dollars per ounce. Net long positions in United States silver futures increased for the first time since January, UBS analyst Joni Teves said in a note.
Speculators raised their net long position in gold by 4,178 contracts to 161,812 contracts in the week to March 6, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) data showed. Palladium was 1.3 percent lower at $983 an ounce, while platinum was down 0.6 percent at $958.70 an ounce.
Bajrangi became highest grossing Indian film of all time domestically which is a record now held by Baahubali: The Conclusion. It stars Salman Khan and Harshaali Malhotra, with Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Kareena Kapoor Khan in supporting roles.
He was the last defendant in the case to stand trial, with previous defendants being sentenced to 10 to 30 years in prison. Faces of nearly all the people present inside the courtroom at the time, including the judge is blurred in the video.
It turned negative, as 40 investors sold ACN shares while 370 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 111 raised stakes. British Columbia Investment Management Corp sold 64,530 shares as Accenture Plc Ireland (ACN)'s stock declined 0.21%.
Alabama state troopers confirm to KHOU 11 News a tour bus from the Houston area has flipped on I-10 east of Mobile. WKRG reports one confirmed fatality but there is no word if the victim was a student or an adult.
Too much salt can raise your blood pressure, which puts you at increased risk of health problems such as heart disease and stroke. And out of 141 Chinese ready meals at top United Kingdom supermarkets tested by researchers, 43% were high in salt.
What does the Organic Livestock Rule do? Producers were required to provide access to outdoor spaces, particularly for poultry. USDA also recognizes that of those comments, only about 50 supported the withdrawal.
This is all thanks to Fitbit's proprietary cycle algorithm that supposedly gets smarter and more accurate as you log your period. Fitbit claims it's made the lightest metal smartwatch sold on the USA market, and it's hard not to see some Pebble DNA in here.
The former U.S. secretary of state is in Maheshwar at the invitation of Richard Holkar, scion of the erstwhile Holkar kingdom. When she was asked if Trump deserved to be the President of United States, she said, "No, we did not deserve that".
NOAA's 27-day forecast suggests similar fluctuations, expected to be "a minor storm at most", according to Newsweek . These solar storms are accounted based on a scale of G1 to G5 where G1 is a weak/minor solar activity.
They will compete as individuals because Russian Federation is banned from the Games, due to a doping scandal. The Paralympic cauldron is lit after the flame arrives in Gangneung, South Korea , on Thursday.
EXACT Sciences (NASDAQ:EXAS) Downgraded by Benchmark to Hold
This ratio also gives some idea of whether you're paying too much for what would be left if the company went bankrupt immediately. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 37,558 shares in the company, valued at $1,973,297.32.
This Company Will 3D Print a House for $10000
Icon aims to develop robots to install the windows after the houses are printed and drones to spray-paint the exterior walls. ICON has developed a method for 3D-printing of a single-story 650-square-foot house out of cement in just 12 to 24 hours .
Matt Damon, Ben Affleck to support inclusion rider
Michael, 30, was the first major star to formally announce he planned to heed Frances' call to support inclusion riders. Jordan announced he'd be adding an inclusion rider to future projects at his production company, Outlier Society".
Chancellor Philip Hammond delivers Spring Statement
Growth forecasts in 2019 and 2020 were 1.3 percent for both years, unchanged from the November forecast. He also announced estimates from the Office for Budget Responsibility that jobs growth would continue.
Fashion pays its respects to chic Givenchy
With his ideal manners and old-school charm, the tall and handsome count was the very acme of French elegance and refinement. Credited with putting Paris on the fashion map in the 50s, the designer was a real creative mind and visionary.
Numsa wins 11th-hour bid to stop Eskom's IPP deal
A total of 27 Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Projects (REIPPP) contracts had been lined up for signatures. The combination of all these factors will have dire consequences for the working class and the poor .
Dodgeville singer makes her mark on American Idol
The charismatic 17 year old skips school to audition in NY with a cutesy original folk-pop tune called "21st Century Machine". Alyssa's story on 'American Idol ' featured her father, Dennis Raghunandan, and the close relationship they have forged.