Wednesday, pressured by a stronger dollar on worries about euro
zone nations' sovereign debt crisis.
* Spot gold <XAU=> edged down 0.2 percent to $1,356.84 an
ounce by 0019 GMT, after falling to $1,354.99, its lowest in
nearly two weeks.
* U.S. gold futures <GCZ0> fell nearly one percent to
* Ireland signalled on Monday its banks, not
need help with funding, but its impatient euro zone partners
urged a swift decision on any EU rescue, saying the uncertainty
was rattling markets and hurting them. [ID:nLDE6AE0HO]
* Portugal's finance minister said the country has no plans
to request emergency foreign funding and there were no formal or
informal talks on the matter. [ID:nLDE6AE1ZM]
* Gold's bull trend is very much alive, because the precious
metal has not broken below key support levels yet, chartists say.
* Sales at U.S. retailers posted their strongest gain in
seven months during October, adding to signs the economy was
regaining strength after hitting a soft patch in the summer.
* U.S. stocks slipped on Monday as concerns the Federal
Reserve may scale back its efforts to stimulate the economy muted
optimism over two big takeover bids.[.N]
* The euro fell to its lowest against the dollar in six weeks
on concerns about Ireland's ability to repay debt and worries
that its problems could spill over to other euro zone nations.
PRICES Precious metals prices at 0019 GMT Metal Last Change Pct chg YTD pct chg Turnover Spot Gold 1356.84 -3.25 -0.24 23.83 Spot Silver 25.56 0.14 +0.55 51.87 Spot Platinum 1667.24 -1.50 -0.09 13.65 Spot Palladium 670.72 1.50 +0.22 65.41 TOCOM Gold 3636.00 -9.00 -0.25 11.57 28620 TOCOM Platinum 4506.00 10.00 +0.22 2.85 5487 TOCOM Silver 68.50 -0.50 -0.72 32.50 787 TOCOM Palladium 1795.00 2.00 +0.11 54.08 335 Euro/Dollar 1.3572 Dollar/Yen 83.12 TOCOM prices in yen per gram. Spot prices in $ per ounce.