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  • *Could reach $1,300 if stocks don't stop falling, analysts. Spot gold was down 1 percent at $1,234.30 an ounce by 1423 GMT, but has still risen more than 5 percent this week, the biggest weekly gain since October 2011. "Gold could test $1,260 or even $1,300 in the next few weeks, but I wouldn't be surprised if we also see some profit-taking," said Commerzbank analyst...

  • *Could go to $1,300 if stocks don't stop falling- Standard Bank. SINGAPORE, Feb 12- Gold on Friday clung to sharp overnight gains that pushed the metal to a one-year high, and looked set to post its best week in over four years as stock market turmoil stoked safe-haven demand. Spot gold rose to as high as $1,260.60 an ounce on Thursday, its highest since February last...

  • *India ruled Monday against differential data pricing. *Regulators in other Free Basics markets may follow India. "Not only because India was expected to be such a critical piece of the overall Internet.org success story, but more so because it has potential dangerous knock-on effects for the universal access initiative in other markets."

  • *Stops short of $1,200 an ounce on Tuesday. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 9- Gold turned higher on Tuesday but hovered beneath the previous session's 7-1/ 2- month high of $1,200 an ounce, buoyed by risk aversion as equities remained volatile and the dollar extended losses. Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,192.30 an ounce at 2:12 p.m. EST, below the session high of $1,198.90...

  • *Stops short of $1,200 an ounce on Tuesday. Analysts said the metal is looking overbought and it pulled back after stopping short of testing key psychological resistance at $1,200 an ounce on Tuesday, but many say it could push higher again in coming days. Spot gold was trading down 0.1 percent at $1,189.96 an ounce by 1527 GMT, after rising to $1,200.60 on Monday,...

  • *Looks set to retest $1,200 an ounce. The precious metal saw some profit taking in early trade after failing to push through key psychological resistance at $1,200 an ounce, but picked up after U.S. markets opened and looked set to retest the $1,200 level. If we can reach $1,200 and hold above it that would probably set the scene to go higher, "said David Govett, head of...

  • Under President Benigno Aquino, the Philippines has seen annual growth of more than six percent on average, its best five-year record in four decades. Party affiliations have historically counted for little in the Philippines and policies have mattered less than personalities. "It will be very interesting to see what are the positions of each of the...

  • *India ruled Monday against differential data pricing. *Regulators in other Free Basics markets may follow India. "Not only because India was expected to be such a critical piece of the overall Internet.org success story, but more so because it has potential dangerous knock-on effects for the universal access initiative in other markets."

  • *Next test is $1,200 an ounce. Spot gold was trading at $1,187.6 an ounce, down 0.3 percent, by 0925 GMT, after rising to $1,200.60 on Monday, its strongest since June 22 last year. The next key level is $1,200 but it is looking in overbought territory, "said Citigroup analyst David Wilson.

  • *India, Philippines, Indonesia consider tax on sugary drinks. *British lawmakers debate issue, follows sugar tax in Mexico. Scandinavian countries have had such taxes, with varying degrees of success, for many years, and in 2012, France and Hungary joined the list, followed by Mexico in 2014..

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 5- Gold rose to a three-month high in volatile trade on Friday, as a mixed U.S. jobs report prompted investors to reassess the outlook for U.S. interest rates this year, putting bullion on track for its strongest weekly performance in more than a year. "The futures curve is showing that the probability of a March hike has fallen to around 10 percent,...

  • LONDON, Feb 5- The price of gold slipped after a mixed U.S. jobs report on Friday, but was still on track for its biggest weekly gain in a month on doubts about whether the Federal Reserve can keep raising interest rates. Spot gold initially rose after the jobs report to $1,161.31 an ounce, its highest since Oct. 29, but by 1401 GMT it was down 0.5 percent at $1,149.86 an...

  • *Coming up: U.S. non-farm payrolls at 1330 GMT. LONDON, Feb 5- Gold hit a three-month high on Friday, on track for its strongest weekly gain in a month after growing doubts about whether the Federal Reserve can keep raising interest rates put pressure on the dollar. Spot gold was up 0.3 percent at $1,158.3 an ounce by 1055 GMT, after touching $1,158.80, its highest since...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 4- Gold rose for a second day on Thursday, hitting three-month highs as the dollar continued to ease amid mounting doubts that the U.S. "The market is fetishizing bad news and convincing itself that the Fed will never be able to hike again," director of base and precious metals trading for BMO Capital Markets in New York. Spot gold was up more than 1...

  • LONDON, Feb 4- Gold edged up to a three-month high on Thursday, a day after its best day in two weeks, buoyed by expectations that global economic and financial headwinds could make it tough for the U.S. Commodities rallied across the board on Wednesday as the dollar tumbled after William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, said that financial...

  • *China buying gold ahead of Lunar New Year. Spot gold was up 0.9 percent at $1,138.46 at 1618 GMT, having earlier touched its strongest since Nov. 2 at $1,139.90. Gold, an asset that thrives on uncertainty, has gained more than 6 percent since the start of 2016 on concerns over the growth outlook, especially in China, after losing 10.4 percent in 2015..

  • NEW DELHI/ MANILA, Feb 3- State-run Indian company KIOCL is considering building an iron ore pellet complex in Iran at a cost of about $59 million and is in talks to sell more than 2 million tonnes of the steelmaking raw material to the Gulf country now free from trade sanctions. Companies such as KIOCL and aluminium maker NALCO, which is considering setting up a $2...

  • Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,128.80 an ounce by 1108 GMT, within sight of Tuesday's peak of $1,130.30, its strongest since Nov. 3. Gold has gained more than 6 percent so far this year, on concerns over the world's growth outlook, especially China, after losing 10.4 percent in 2015.. "We are now hitting up against the 200- day moving average of $1,130... but just a close...

  • LONDON, Feb 2- Gold steadied after touching three-month highs on Tuesday, underpinned by global growth concerns and as another sharp drop in the oil price pushed investors towards safe-haven assets. Spot gold touched $1,130.30 an ounce early on Tuesday, its strongest since Nov. 3, and was little changed at $1,128.18 at 1513 GMT. "In the near term gold is finding some...

  • LONDON, Feb 2- Gold steadied after touching a new three-month high on Tuesday, still supported as global growth concerns and a further drop in the oil price pushed investors towards safe-haven assets. Spot gold touched $1,130.11 an ounce, its strongest since Nov. 3, and then pulled back slightly to trade down 0.4 percent at $1,124.31 by 1221 GMT.