Aug 4 (Reuters) - Gold prices were flat in early Asian trade
on Wednesday, with investors awaiting signals from U.S. jobs
data on the labour market recovery that could influence the
Federal Reserve's tapering plans.
* Spot gold was flat at $1,809.21 per ounce by 0114
GMT, while U.S. gold futures fell 0.1% to $1,812.50.
* The labour market will take time to heal from the effects
of the pandemic and more needs to be done for the U.S. economy
to get fully back on track, Fed Governor Michelle Bowman said on
Tuesday. San Francisco Fed President Mary Daly echoed similar
* The ADP jobs data due later in the day could set the stage
for the much awaited Friday's U.S. non-farm payroll numbers.
* New orders for U.S.-made goods increased more than
expected in June, while business spending on equipment was
solid, pointing to sustained strength in manufacturing even as
spending is shifting away from goods to services.
* High-frequency data indicate U.S. hiring slowed in July
with particular softness among states that ended federal
unemployment benefits and areas where the COVID-19 Delta variant
* The dollar index was slightly higher at 92.086.
* SPDR Gold Trust, the world's largest gold-backed
exchange-traded fund, said its holdings fell 0.2% to 1,027.97
tonnes on Tuesday from 1,029.71 tonnes on Monday.
* Silver fell 0.2% to $25.50 per ounce, while
platinum eased 0.4% to $1,045.42.
* Palladium was flat at $2,647.96 per ounce, having
hit a one-week high of $2,707.28 in the previous session.
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(Reporting by Eileen Soreng in Bengaluru; Editing by Rashmi