Aug 15 (Reuters) - Gold prices rose on Thursday as an
inverted U.S. bond yield curve alarmed investors about rising
recession risks, while the protracted Sino-U.S. trade war added
to fears of a global economic slowdown, increasing the appeal
for safe-haven assets.
      
    FUNDAMENTALS
    * Spot gold  XAU=  was up 0.3% at $1,520.19 per ounce at
0100 GMT.
    * U.S. gold futures  GCcv1  fell 0.1% to $1,526.80 an ounce.
    * The U.S. Treasury yield curve  US2US10=TWEB  temporarily
inverted on Wednesday for the first time since 2007, an
indication that is widely seen by investors as a sign of an
upcoming U.S. recession.  USD/ 
    * Economic data from China and Germany suggested a slowing
global economy, hit by the unabating U.S.-China trade war,
Brexit and geopolitical tensions.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL8N25A1D1  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL4N25A0U7
    * On Wednesday, U.S. officials said China has made no trade
concessions after U.S. President Donald Trump postponed the 10%
tariffs on over $150 billion worth of Chinese imports, the
latest sign that efforts to reach a trade deal were going
nowhere.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL2N25A0CZ
    * The MSCI All Country World Price index  .MIWD00000PUS ,
which incorporates readings of 49 equity markets across the
world, shed 2.1% to its lowest level since June 4.  MKTS/GLOB 
    * The dollar index  .DXY , which measures its value against
a basket of six major currencies, was little changed after a
0.2% gain on Wednesday.  USD/ 
    * Investors are focused on the Federal Reserve's annual
symposium next week. Traders see an about 74% chance of a 25
basis-point rate cut by the Fed this September.  FEDWATCH 
    * SPDR Gold Trust  GLD , the world's largest gold-backed
exchange-traded fund, said its holdings rose 0.91% to 844.29
tonnes on Wednesday.  GOL/ETF 
    
    DATA AHEAD (GMT)
    * 0130   Australia  Employment                 July
    * 0830   UK         Retail Sales MM, YY        July
    * 1000   EU         Reserve Assets Total       July
    * 1230   US         Initial Jobless Claims     Weekly
    * 1230   US         Philly Fed Business Index  August
    * 1230   US         Retail Sales MM            July
    * 1315   US         Industrial Production MM   July
    

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