Bullion halts advance, remains below $2,000/oz


Gold inched lower on Tuesday as the U.S. dollar held firm on rising prospects of more Russian sanctions, and bigger interest-rate hikes by the Federal Reserve to rein in inflation.

Spot gold was down 0.2% at $1,929.60 per ounce by 0203 GMT. U.S. gold futures were flat at $1,933.60.

The dollar index...