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Russia-Ukraine war: Gold stays steady after biggest weekly drop

Gold prices remained stable on Monday after posting its biggest weekly drop since June as investors weighed monetary policy tightening in the US against the impact of Russia's war in Ukraine.

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Gold prices remained stable on Monday after posting its biggest weekly drop since June as investors weighed monetary policy tightening in the US against the impact of Russia’s war in Ukraine.
 
The metal fell 3.4 per cent last week as the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time since 2018. Several officials urged a faster pace of policy tightening to curb the hottest inflation in 40 years.
 
Elevated interest rates typically weigh on non-interest bearing gold. Traders are also weighing mixed messages on the war.

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First Published: Mar 22 2022 | 1:11 AM IST

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