Gold prices firmed on Tuesday, recovering some lost ground from a one-month low in the previous session, as a weaker dollar, stronger stock markets and lower prices tempted buyers back to the metal.
The euro and stock markets rose as hopes that debt-laden Spain will soon seek a bailout added to firm German and U.S. economic data and solid corporate results to sharpen appetite for assets seen as higher risk.
Spot gold was up 0.6 percent at $1, 745 an ounce, while U.S. gold futures were up 0.5 percent an ounce at $1, 744.
The metal has been underpinned by expectations that stimulus measures from central banks including the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates low and fuel inflation in the longer term.
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