Gold prices slip, investors await U.S. jobs data for guidance

By Zandi ShabalalaLONDON (Reuters) - Gold edged lower on Thursday as investors shifted their focus to U.S. jobs data due at the end of the week for guidance on monetary policy for the rest of the year.Spot gold was down 0.2 percent at $1,341.93 per ounce, as of 1524 GMT. It touched $1,332.30 an ounce in the previous session, its lowest since Jan.

23. U.S. gold futures for February delivery were up 0.2 percent to $1,345.20 per ounce.The U.S. Fed held interest rates unchanged on Wednesday but raised its inflation outlook and flagged "further gradual".....

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