Gold edged up on Thursday after tracking oil lower in the previous session, hovering near a four-week high. Gold added $3.32 an ounce to $1,335.06 by 0331 GMT.
Gold futures fell on signs of slowing purchases of bars and jewelry in China, the world’s second-biggest consumer, while the dollar’s rebound eroded demand for the metal as an alternative investment.
A shortage of gold triggered by the government's move to curb imports and control a rising trade deficit has sent premiums in India to more than $100 an ounce over London prices this month. Gold is an integral part of Indian culture, given as a dowry for marriages, which tend to be timed around auspicious days that are often religious festivals.
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