PRECIOUS-Gold inches up as Trump's Latin American tariffs curb risk appetite


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    Dec 3 (Reuters) - Gold prices edged up on Tuesday, hovering
near the one-week high hit in the previous session, after U.S.
President Donald Trump's move to slap tariffs on Brazil and
Argentina stoked fresh concerns around global trade and hit risk
    * Spot gold  XAU=  rose 0.1% to $1,463.42 per ounce by 0134
GMT. U.S. gold futures  GCcv1  were unchanged at $1,469.20.
    * Trump ambushed Brazil and Argentina, announcing tariffs on
U.S. steel and aluminium imports from the two countries in a
measure that shocked South American officials.*:nL8N28C2M8
    * The dollar traded near a one-week low against the yen,
while Asian shares slumped.  MKTS/GLOB   USD/ 
    * U.S. factory activity contracted for a fourth straight
month in November as new orders slumped back to around their
lowest level since 2012, while construction spending fell in
    * A senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump said a
U.S.-China trade deal was still possible before the end of the
year, adding that the first phase of the agreement was being put
to paper.*:nW1N26N00K
    * Trump on Monday said U.S. legislation backing protesters
in Hong Kong did not make trade negotiations with China easier,
but added he believes Beijing still wants a deal.*:nL1N28C0N2
    * China on Monday banned U.S. military ships and aircraft
from visiting Hong Kong and slapped sanctions on several U.S.
non-government organisations for allegedly encouraging
anti-government protesters in the city to commit violent acts.*:nL4N28C1R1
    * Speculators cut their bullish positions in COMEX gold and
raised them in silver contracts in the week to Nov. 26, data
    * Canadian gold miner Semafo Inc said it does not expect to
restart operations at its Boungou Mine in Burkina Faso this year
after a deadly attack on a convoy of buses carrying its
employees last month forced it to suspend operations.*:nL4N28C42F
    * Holdings of the world's largest gold-backed
exchange-traded fund, SPDR Gold Trust  GLD , fell 0.72% to
889.16 tonnes on Monday from Friday.*:nAQN0000OP
    * Palladium  XPD=  fell 0.1% to $1,850.66 per ounce, after
scaling an all-time peak in the previous session at $1,861.71.
Silver  XAG=  rose 0.1% to $16.92 per ounce, while platinum
 XPT=  was down 0.1% to $896.91.
0330  Australia  RBA Cash Rate             Dec
1100  Brazil     GDP YY, QQ                Q3

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