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Gold flat amid rising U.S. protectionism fears


By Nithin ThomasPrasad(Reuters) - Gold prices were flat on Wednesday, hovering near a one-week high on a weaker dollar following U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's sudden dismissal, which invigorated concerns of protectionist policies hampering global risk appetite.Spot gold was unchanged at $1,325.93 per ounce at 0735 GMT. It touched $1,330.02 an ounce during the session, its highest since March 7.U.S. gold futures for April delivery fell 0.1 percent to $1,326.30 per ounce.On Tuesday, President Donald Trump fired Tillerson after a series of public rifts over policy on North Korea, ...

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 17:17 IST