Gold prices edged up on Tuesday after notching a more than one-month high in the previous session, as coronavirus cases around the world surged and nervous investors opted for safe-haven assets.
* Spot gold was up 0.2% to $1,758.03 per ounce as of 0124 GMT. Prices hit $1,762.84 per ounce on Monday, its highest level since May 18.
* U.S. gold futures GCv1 edged 0.2% higher to $1,770.10 per ounce.
* New infections spiked in Latin America, in Brazil in particular, while New York City, the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak, eased restrictions after 100 days of lockdown.
* Outside of New York, other U.S. states saw rising coronavirus cases.
* The dollar index .DXY fell 0.1% against its rivals, making gold cheaper for holders of other currencies.
* Asian stocks were set to edge up on Tuesday after oil prices rose and technology firms pushed Wall Street higher.
* The European Union told China on Monday to make good on a promise to open up its economy and warned of "very negative consequences" if Beijing goes ahead with a new security law on Hong Kong that the West says will curtail basic rights.
* Gold is often used as a safe store of value during times of political and financial uncertainty.
* SPDR Gold Trust GLD , the world's largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, said its holdings rose 0.6% to 1,166.04 tonnes on Monday from 1,159.31 tonnes on Friday.
* Palladium fell 0.5% to $1,928.26 per ounce, platinum dropped 0.6% to $817.40. Silver eased 0.2% to $17.79 after hitting a more than one-week high on Monday.
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