Gold eases as investors book profits, dollar firms.


Gold eased on Wednesday as the US dollar strengthened and as investors locked in profit following a more than 1 percent jump in the last session, but uncertainty over the US-China trade dispute and the global economy kept safe-haven bullion near a multi-year peak. Spot gold fell 0.1 percent to $1,541.20 per ounce. On Monday, it touched $1,554.56, its highest since April 2013. US gold futures settled down 0.2 percent at $1,549.10 per ounce. The dollar rose 0.2 percent, making gold more expensive for holders of other currencies, while US stock markets moved into positive...

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