Spotgoldadded USD 4.06 an ounce toUSD 1,471.05 by 0025 GMT afterposting its biggest daily rise since Junelast year on Thursday. Gold plunged toaround USD 1,321 on April 16, thelowest in more than two years, in asell-off that surprised ardent goldinvestors and bulls.US gold futures for June delivery stoodat USD 1,471.00 an ounce, up USD9.00.SPDR Gold Trust, the world's largestgold-backed exchange-traded fund,said its holdings fell 0.25 percent to1,090.27 tonnes on Thursday from1,092.98 tonnes on Wednesday. Thecurrent holdings are at their
multi-year lows.The dollar recovered from losses totrade higher against the euro onThursday as resilience in the US labormarket allayed some concerns aboutthe nation's economic recovery, withmany analysts expecting more gainsahead for the greenback.
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