Prices of the safe-haven gold fell on Friday in Asia as fourth-quarter U.S. GDP data topped expectations.
Gross domestic product increased at a 2.6% annualised rate in the fourth quarter. Growth in 2018 was the strongest since 2015 and better than the 2.2% logged in 2017, data showed.
The data lifted treasury bond yields and the U.S. Dollar, in turn making the non-interest-bearing gold less attractive.
The precious metal received some support in the previous session after talks between the U.S. and North Korea broke down without a deal.
U.S. President Donald Trump said that he had walked away from talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un because of unacceptable demands to lift U.S. sanctions.
Gold futures on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange was down 0.3% to $1,312.85 per ounce by 1:07 AM ET (06:07 GMT). The precious metal has now eased for a five-straight day. For the month, the futures contract was down about 1%.
Source : Investing.com