Gold slips on U.S. rate rise view, easing global tensions

By Renita D. Young and Zandi ShabalalaNEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Gold prices eased on Friday and were on track to end the week lower as the dollar advanced on expectations of higher U.S. interest rates and market players grew a bit less worried about global political and security risks.Spot gold lost 0.6 percent at $1,336.96 per ounce by 1:36 p.m.

EDT (1736 GMT), while U.S. gold June futures settled down $10.50, or 0.8 percent, at $1,338.30. Spot gold was headed for a weekly decline of nearly 1 percent.Investors were less jittery about geopolitical.

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