* GRAPHIC-Platinum/palladium ratio: http://tmsnrt.rs/1QjSZAC
Oct 2 Gold gained on Wednesday after
weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data exacerbated concerns
about global growth and increased prospects of further interest
rate cuts, driving investors towards the safe-haven metal.
Oct 1 Gold slid to its lowest in nearly two
months as the dollar climbed to a multi-year peak on signs of
strength in the U.S. economy while hopes of a breakthrough in
the U.S.-China trade dispute dampened interest in the metal as a
haven from risk.
Gold slipped by 1% to a one-week low on Friday and was heading for its worst week in six-months as investors sought safety in the U.S. dollar, lifting the currency to multi-week highs.
Sept 26 Gold prices rose on Thursday after a
nearly 2% slide in the previous session triggered buying
interest for the safe-haven metal, although a strengthening U.S.
dollar capped gains.
* Stocks climb as China revives trade deal optimism
* Dollar recovers after Tuesday's drop
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Gold was little changed on Tuesday, hovering near the two-week peak hit in the previous session on global growth concerns, though further talks in the U.S.-China trade dispute could yet dent appeal for the safe-haven metal.
* SPDR Gold Trust holdings at highest since November 2016
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Gold rose to a more than one-week high on Monday as weaker-than-expected economic data from Europe heightened fears of a slowdown in global growth, while palladium continued its record run driven by short supply of the auto-catalyst metal.