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Gold prices inched up on Thursday as the dollar headed lower despite a better-than-expected GDP data. The yellow metal still hovers near a one-week low as a rebound in the dollar earlier this week sent the bullion to its biggest one-day fall in nearly nine months.


Gold futures for April delivery on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange gained $2.60, or 0.20%, to $1,326.80 a troy ounce by 12:28AM ET (04:28 GMT).


Meanwhile, the dollar headed lower in Asia on Thursday morning despite bullish GDP data as the anti-risk yen was sent higher by the rising geopolitical tensions.


The U.S. dollar index that tracks the greenback against a basket of six major currencies last stood at 89.66, down 0.11%, testing the 90 level and recovering from a one-month low at 88.59 on Tuesday.


Dollar-denominated assets such as gold are sensitive to moves in the dollar – a fall in the dollar makes gold cheaper for holders of foreign currency and thus increases demand for the precious metal.


In other precious metal trade, silver futures gained 0.23% to $16.290 a troy ounce, and platinum futures slipped 0.31% to $945.4 an ounce.