Gold extended losses on Friday, moving further away from a three-week peak hit in the previous session, as appetite for riskier assets improved on upbeat U.S. economic data, while the metal was still on path for a third straight weekly gain.
Spot gold was down 0.1 percent at $1,308.26 per ounce as of 01:19 GMT, after touching its highest since Feb. 28 at $1,320.22 in the previous session. U.S. gold futures were flat at $1,307.50 an ounce.
U.S. data showed jobless benefit applications fell more than expected while mid-Atlantic factory activity rebounded.
Source : Reuters