Bengaluru — Gold prices rose on Monday to their highest in more than two months as heightened China-US trade tensions and Washington’s threat of tariffs on Mexico stoked the concern of a global recession and drove investors to seek refuge in safe-haven bullion.

Spot gold was up 0.5% at $1,312.37/oz at 3.08am GMT, after touching its highest since March 27 at $1,312.60.

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