Bengaluru  — Gold edged lower on Thursday, easing from a near eight-year peak hit in the last session, as solid US manufacturing data and promising results from a Covid-19 vaccine trial revived hopes for a quick economic recovery, denting demand for safe havens.

Spot gold was down 0.1% at $1,767.79/oz by 2.59am GMT, after touching $1,788.96 on Wednesday, its highest since October 2012. US gold futures fell 0.2% to $1,776.80...

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