Bullion, silver, platinum prices ease while keeping strong term positions


Gold prices edged lower on Thursday as riskier assets firmed, but bullion was still set for a second straight weekly gain driven by safe-haven demand stemming from the Ukraine crisis and broadening inflationary pressures.

Spot gold eased 0.3% to $1,972.17 per ounce, as of 0713 GMT, after a six-session winning streak.