PRECIOUS-Gold inches up as Trump's Latin American tariffs curb risk appetite

    Dec 3 (Reuters) - Gold prices edged up on Tuesday, hovering
near the one-week high hit in the previous session, after U.S.
President Donald Trump's move to slap tariffs on Brazil and
Argentina stoked fresh concerns around global trade and hit risk
    * Spot gold        rose 0.1% to $1,463.42 per ounce by 0134
GMT. U.S. gold futures         were unchanged at $1,469.20.
    * Trump ambushed Brazil and Argentina, announcing tariffs on
U.S. steel and aluminium imports from the two countries in a
measure that shocked South American officials.             
    * The dollar traded near a one-week low against the yen,
while Asian shares slumped.                   
    * U.S. factory activity contracted for a fourth straight
month in November as new orders slumped back to around their
lowest level since 2012, while construction spending fell in
    * A senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump said a
U.S.-China trade deal was still possible before the end of the
year, adding that the first phase of the agreement was being put
to paper.             
    * Trump on Monday said U.S. legislation backing protesters
in Hong Kong did not make trade negotiations with China easier,
but added he believes Beijing still wants a deal.             
    * China on Monday banned U.S. military ships and aircraft
from visiting Hong Kong and slapped sanctions on several U.S.
non-government organisations for allegedly encouraging
anti-government protesters in the city to commit violent acts.
    * Speculators cut their bullish positions in COMEX gold and
raised them in silver contracts in the week to Nov. 26, data
    * Canadian gold miner Semafo Inc said it does not expect to
restart operations at its Boungou Mine in Burkina Faso this year
after a deadly attack on a convoy of buses carrying its
employees last month forced it to suspend operations.
    * Holdings of the world's largest gold-backed
exchange-traded fund, SPDR Gold Trust      , fell 0.72% to
889.16 tonnes on Monday from Friday.             
    * Palladium        fell 0.1% to $1,850.66 per ounce, after
scaling an all-time peak in the previous session at $1,861.71.
Silver        rose 0.1% to $16.92 per ounce, while platinum
       was down 0.1% to $896.91.
0330  Australia  RBA Cash Rate             Dec
1100  Brazil     GDP YY, QQ                Q3

 (Reporting by Sumita Layek in Bengaluru; editing by Uttaresh.V)