PRECIOUS-Gold ticks lower, economic concerns return
By: political jitters in debt-laden Italy and an uncertain
Metal Last Change Pct chg YTD pct chg Volume Spot Gold 1708.61 -0.63 -0.04 9.26 Spot Silver 31.78 0.02 +0.06 14.77 Spot Platinum 1536.99 6.99 +0.46 10.34 Spot Palladium 586.97 1.07 +0.18 -10.04 COMEX GOLD DEC2 1709.40 0.70 +0.04 9.10 7262 COMEX SILVER DEC2 31.86 0.11 +0.36 14.13 2119 Euro/Dollar 1.2906 Dollar/Yen 79.73
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SINGAPORE, Oct 30- Gold edged down on Tuesday, heading for its biggest monthly loss since May, after disappointing corporate earnings prompted investors to sell holdings to cover losses in other markets, which have been hurt This week's focus will be Friday's U.S. non-farm payrolls report, which could shed light on the nascent labour market recovery and influence an increasingly tight election between Republican Mitt Romney and Democrat Barack Obama.