Gold held firm on Friday near nine-month highs touched in the previous session on the back of a pause in U.S. interest rate hikes, although optimism about a Sino-U.S. trade deal boosted risk appetite, capping gains.
Spot gold was steady at $1,321.14 per ounce by 0106 GMT. Prices rose to $1,326.30, their highest since April 26 on Thursday.
U.S. gold futures were little changed at $1,320.10 per ounce.
Spot gold rose nearly 3 percent in January and was up 1.3 percent so far this week, gaining for a second straight week.
Source : Reuters