PRECIOUS-Gold eyes worst month in 3 years amid trade deal hopes

Nov 29 (Reuters) - Gold slipped on Friday and was set for its worst month in three years as hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal supported demand for riskier assets and the dollar, weighing on the safe-haven metal.


* Spot gold fell 0.1% to $1,456.30 per ounce by 0116 GMT. Prices are down almost 4% this month, on track for their biggest monthly decline since November 2016.

* U.S. gold futures rose 0.1% to $1,462.30.

* Palladium was little changed at $1,840.67 per ounce, after touching an all-time peak of $1,844.50 on a supply deficit. The autocatalyst metal was headed for its fourth-consecutive month of gains.

* The dollar was set for its highest weekly finish against the yen since May, as data showing the U.S. economy on a firm footing prompted investors to scale back rate-cut bets.

* Global shares ticked up, but hesitated to test an all-time peak as investors worried a new U.S. law backing Hong Kong protests could derail efforts to end the U.S.-China trade war.

* U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law congressional legislation backing protesters in Hong Kong despite angry objections from Beijing.

* China warned the United States on Thursday that it would take "firm counter measures" in response to the U.S. legislation.

* Japan's industrial output slipped at the fastest pace since early last year in October.

* China reiterated its pledge to further widen market access for foreign capital and lower non-tariff trade barriers, as it aims to boost flagging trade amid a slowing economy and a tariff dispute with the United States.

* Platinum shed 0.9% to $893.33 and silver rose 0.4% to $16.93 per ounce.


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(Reporting by Sumita Layek in Bengaluru; Editing by Aditya Soni)