( MENAFN ) On Friday, May. 14 gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange climbed as U.S. economic figures ended up weaker than projected.
The most active gold contract for delivery of June climbed to USD14.1, or 0.77 percent, to settle at USD1,838.1 an ounce.
U.S. retail trade was basically unchanged in April, after an amended 10.7-percent gain in the previous month and also worse than prerdicted, said U.S. Department of Commerce.
U.S. import prices soared by 0.7 percent last month after climbing by an upwardly adjusted 1.4 percent in March, stated U.S. Labor Department.
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