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Gold Up, Boosted by Ongoing COVID-19 Worries By Investing.com – Investing.com

© Reuters. By Gina Lee Investing.com – Gold was up on Tuesday morning in Asia as concerns over the recent COVID-19 outbreaks involving the Delta variant in several countries also gave the safe-haven yellow metal a boost. were up 0.51% to $1,818.50 by 1:05 PM ET (5:05 AM GMT) after falling to a one-week low of $1,794.06 during the previous session. The , which normally moves inversely to gold, inched down on Tuesday but remained near a three-and-a-half-month peak. Benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury yields fell to near five-month lows. In Asia, the also kept its July l (LPR) unchanged for the fifteenth straight month, with the one-year LPR at 3.85% and the five-year LPR at 4.65%. The European Central Bank and Bank Indonesia will also hand down their respective policy decision on Thursday. Japan’s grew 0.2% year-on-year in June, the fastest annual pace in over a year, according to data released earlier in the day. The data also said growth remained unchanged at 0.3% month-on-month. On the stimulus front, U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Monday that he would set a procedural vote on a bipartisan, $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill for Wednesday. In other precious metals, silver eased…