Gold futures gain nearly 1% for the week

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Gold futures rose Friday to tally a second consecutive weekly climb. “The fading optimism over a sharp V-shaped global recovery as new coronavirus cases picked up across the countries and sell-off in global equities has supported the yellow metal demand,” analysts at ICICI Bank wrote in a market update. December gold rose $12.20, or 0.6%, to settle at $1,962.10 an ounce with most-active futures prices up 0.7% up for the week.
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