Gold dropped as U.S. stocks rose to near an all-time high on Friday and data from China eased concerns over growth, while investors also weighed the latest developments in the trade talks between the two countries amid indications that they may be edging closer to a deal.
Spot gold -0.2% to $1,288.45/oz at 9:43am in Singapore. Follows -0.2% on Friday and -1.2% on Thursday. Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index steady after -0.2% Friday.
Other precious metals: Spot silver -0.2%. Platinum little changed. Palladium -0.2%.