Gold prices continued to hold firm in Asia after dipping at the end of last week.
According to statistics from the Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group, 24-karat gold was priced AED 146.75 per gram in Dubai, compared to AED 137.75 per gram for 22-karat.
21-karat gold was last priced at AED 131.5 per gram, compared to AED 112.5 per gram for 18-karat gold.
Spot gold stands at $1,212.75 per ounce, slightly higher than the $1,212.12 an ounce recorded on Thursday.
While gold prices often gain during times of geopolitical uncertainty, they have largely failed to benefit from them this year, and have also faced pressures caused by expectations of another interest rate hike in the United States.
Historical data shows that August and September are generally positive months for gold, with prices increasing by an average of 4.1 percent over those months.
According to ICBC Standard Bank, the fall in gold prices may be close to ending and may climb back at high as $1,300 by December.
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