Gold ascends in Asia on solid China GDP and Korean tensions

Gold ascends in Asia on solid China GDP and Korean tensions

On Monday, gold surged solidly, as China GDP came in better than expected, while tensions on the Korean peninsula backed demand.

In New York, June delivery gold futures added 0.35%, being worth $1,293.00 a troy ounce. Silver futures rose 0.49%, reaching $18.600, while copper futures inched up 0.62%, trading at $2.583 a pound.

On Monday, China posted that the first quarter GDP soared 1.3% on the quarter compared to the same period of the previous year, ruining expectations for the year comparison. A survey of financial experts states that quarter-on-quarter grew 1.6% and year-on-year GDP rallied 6.8%. In addition to this, China also reported that in March industrial output grew 7.6%, compared to a 6.3% revenue observed and retail sales went up 10.9% against a 9.6% soar seen.

The previous week, gold prices ascended because market participants kept backing the precious metal amid geopolitical worries, while mostly positive economic data failed to suppress sentiment.



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