Gold Steady at $1293

Spot gold was steady at $1,292.26 an ounce by 0022 GMT, after ending flat for a second straight week. The metal has closed between $1,291 and $1,296 in the last seven sessions.

Liquidity was likely to be thin on Monday with U.S. markets closed for Memorial Day and Britain shut for a bank holiday.

A labor strike in the South African platinum mines is now in its fifth month – the longest bout of industrial action in South African history.


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