Gold ended modestly higher on Tuesday, supported after two days of declines by signs that the stand-off between Russia and Ukraine was hurting economic confidence in the euro zone economy.
Analyst and investor morale in Germany, Europe’s largest economy, plunged in August to its lowest level in more than a year and a half as the crisis in Ukraine took its toll, the ZEW monthly survey showed.
U.S. gold futures for December delivery settled 10 cents higher at $1,310.60 an ounce, off a session high of $1,319.30. Spot gold was last up 0.1 percent at $1,309 an ounce.
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