Gold subdued as dollar, yields tick up ahead of US inflation data

By Brijesh Patel (Reuters) -Gold prices edged lower on Friday, as an uptick in the dollar and U.S. Treasury yields weighed on the safe-haven metal, while investors awaited crucial U.S. inflation data due later in the day to gauge inflationary pressure. Spot gold was down 0.2% at $1,893.07 per ounce by 0308 GMT.

Bullion has risen 0.7% so far this week, and was on track for its fourth straight weekly gain. U.S. gold futures eased 0.1% to $1,896.20. "Gold has been a little bit on the defensive side. Technically it was very.....

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