May 11 (Reuters) - Gold prices were steady on Tuesday as a
retreat in U.S. Treasury yields countered a slight rebound in
the dollar, while investors awaited key data on inflation due
later this week.
* Spot gold was steady at $1,836.26 per ounce by 0134
GMT, after hitting its highest since Feb. 11 at $1,842.91 on
* U.S. gold futures were down 0.1% at $1,836.40 per
* The dollar index was up 0.1%, making gold more
expensive for other currency holders.
* The U.S. currency slipped to a more than two-month low in
the previous session after U.S. non-farm payrolls data on Friday
showed jobs growth unexpectedly slowed in April.
* Benchmark U.S. 10-year Treasury yields were
pinned below 1.6%. Lower bond yields reduce the opportunity cost
of holding non-yielding gold.
* Bank of Japan policymakers warned of...
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