* Gold down 1.4% so far this week, biggest drop since
* GRAPHIC-2019 asset returns: http://tmsnrt.rs/2jvdmXl
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Sept 27 Gold pared some losses on Friday, after
falling more than 1%, as investors opted for the safety of the
metal following reports the United States is considering
delisting Chinese companies from U.S. stock exchanges.
BENGALURU/MUMBAI Physical gold demand was lacklustre in most Asian hubs this week as price dips were not enough to lure in buyers and the Indian retail market saw little activity before a festival season.
BENGALURU/MUMBAI, Sept 20 Physical gold demand
was lacklustre in most Asian hubs this week as price dips were
not enough to lure in buyers and the Indian retail market saw
little activity before a festival season.
BENGALURU Indian rice export prices rose this week on a resurgent rupee, while sluggish demand kept Vietnamese rates near a 12-year low even as the country looks to encourage private investment to make its rice more competitive.
* Palladium retreats from record peak, but set for 6th
BENGALURU Vietnamese rice export rates slumped to their lowest in nearly 12 years this week on sluggish demand, while an appreciating rupee helped rates for the Indian variety.
Gold turned positive on Friday, after falling as much as 1% earlier, as a weaker-than-expected U.S. nonfarm payrolls report weighed on the dollar and increased appetite for safe-haven bullion, putting it on course for a weekly gain.
* U.S. non-farm payrolls report due at 1230 GMT