By Brijesh Patel
(Reuters) - Gold prices on Friday hovered near a 2-1/2-month high and were on track for their best week in five months, aided by a weaker dollar and a pullback in Treasury yields as investors cautiously await U.S. non-farm payrolls report due later in the day.
Spot gold was steady at $1,815.88 per ounce by 0246 GMT, after hitting its highest since Feb. 16 at $1,817.90 in the previous session.
Bullion up more than 2.5% so far this week.
U.S. gold futures were little changed at $1,816.40.
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