OPEC expected to extend output cut beyond June
Global gold sales from slipping 18% to 1,034 tonnes in the first three months of 2017 compared with a year ago.
OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers look likely to extend their agreement to limit supplies beyond its June expiry to help clear a glut, three OPEC delegates said on Thursday, downplaying the chance of additional steps such as a bigger cut.
Iraq will sell 12 million barrels of oil to Egypt.
Crude oil lost ground on Thursday, falling for a third out of four sessions and trading near its lowest since late March
Egypt's 2016 rice paddy production is estimated at 5.1 million metric tonnes versus annual consumption of about 3.95 million tonnes
The reports said more than a dozen injured people had been transferred to hospital
Gold hovered near three-week lows on Wednesday.
March exports more than triple 2016 monthly average
OneGram, a Dubai technology firm, has launched the first-ever digital currency backed by gold in an initial offering expected to raise more than $500mln in capital