Gold prices climbed on Friday, buoyed weakness in the U.S. dollar and bond yields, as traders weighed progress on phase one of a trade deal between the U.S. and China. February gold rose $8.90, or 0.6%, to settle at $1,481.20 an ounce, with the most-active contract ending the week 1.1% higher. Prices marked their highest settlement since Dec. 5, according to FactSet data.
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