Gold prices decline.

 
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Gold prices eased on Friday as better-than-expected US jobs numbers and strong factory data from China bolstered sentiment for riskier assets.

Spot gold dipped 0.3% to $1,508.61 per ounce as of 02:32 p.m. EDT (1832 GMT) in New York trade. Prices were set for a weekly gain. US gold futures settled down 0.2% at $1,511.40.

In other precious metals, silver was down 0.7% at $18.01. Platinum rose 1.5% to $946.13 per ounce, after hitting its highest...

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