PT. KPF – Gold extended losses from the biggest drop in a week as a rally in equities and the U.S. dollar curbed demand for an alternative asset.

Bullion for immediate delivery fell as much as 0.3 percent to $1,192.29 an ounce before trading at $1,193.99 by 9:05 a.m. in Singapore, according to Bloomberg generic pricing. The price fell 0.7 percent to $1,195.89 on Monday, the most since April 13. Gold in Shanghai declined the most in a week.

U.S. stocks rebounded on Monday from the biggest drop in three weeks and European shares advanced after China’s central bank cut lenders’ reserve requirements by the most since the global financial crisis. The U.S. dollar rose for the first time in a week against a basket of 10 currencies. The People’s Bank of China may have tripled holdings of gold since it last updated them in April 2009, Bloomberg Intelligence estimates.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index climbed 0.9 percent after dropping 1.1 percent on April 17, the most since March 25. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 0.8 percent. The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index was little changed after rising 0.5 percent Monday.

Gold for June delivery was at $1,194.50 an ounce on the Comex from $1,193.70 on Monday.

Source: Bloomberg

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