BENGALURU/NEW DELHI Millions of voters across swathes of southern India cast ballots on Thursday in the second phase of a mammoth, staggered general election, as sporadic violence flared in the east and the insurgency-wracked state of Jammu and Kashmir.
* U.S. retail sales data due at 1230 GMT
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Gold prices on Wednesday held near 4-1/2-month lows touched in the previous session as economic data from China tempered concerns about global growth, boosting risk appetite.
* SPDR Gold holdings down 4.5 pct so far this year
* SPDR gold holdings slip to lowest since early Nov
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April 15 Gold prices fell on Monday to a more
than one-week low as progress in U.S.-China trade talks lifted
risk sentiment, taking the sheen off safe-haven bullion even as
the dollar weakened.
April 12 A weaker dollar helped gold prices to
steady on Friday, after bullion fell more than 1 percent in the
previous session, and the metal was heading for its first weekly
gain in three weeks on dovish central banks and tumultuous stock
* U.S. March producer prices rise, jobless claims fall
BENGALURU Rice export prices in top exporter India edged lower this week due to sluggish demand, while fears of a drought this year supported up domestic buying in Thailand.
Gold rose on Wednesday, lifted to their highest in almost two weeks as investors fretted about the global economy and trade tensions, and as the European Central Bank and the U.S. Federal Reserve showed signs that monetary policy will remain accommodative.