Bengaluru — Gold prices held firm near six-year highs on Tuesday as investors flocked to safety after the US designated Beijing a currency manipulator, escalating a protracted trade war between the world’s two biggest economies.

Spot gold was steady at $1,462.50 an ounce as of 4.45am GMT after hitting its highest level since May 2013, at $1,474.81, earlier in the session...

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