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Gold soars in Asia due to NKorea missile test
On Friday, gold grew in Asia after North Korea launched a ballistic missile over the northern Japan island of Hokkaido. It drew a fresh line in the sand for America as well as its allies to respond.
December delivery gold futures rallied 0.46% in New York being worth $1,335.36 a troy ounce.
Overnight, the precious commodity ascended for the first time in three days after the evergreen buck was pressured, although revenues were capped as data disclosed that the pace of American consumer prices reached a 7-month maximum in August backing expectations for a Fed rate lift later in 2017.
Gold stopped a three-day losing streak because the greenback slumped notwithstanding inflation and jobs data topping hopes, thus hinting to an improving American economy that could influence the major US bank to stick to its plan to raise interest rates at least once more in 2017.
Gold is traditionally sensitive to fluctuations in American interest rates.
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The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
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