Gold prices ended higher Thursday, finding some support a day after a fresh round of global trade-war worries buoyed the dollar and sent the yellow metal to a more than one-week low. August gold tacked on $2.20, or 0.2%, to settle at $1,246.60 an ounce. It lost 0.9% on Wednesday, marking its lowest settlement since July 2 for a most-active contract. A popular fund tracking gold, the SPDR Gold Shares meanwhile, was on track to fall by nearly 0.8% so far this week, with gold futures set for a similar weekly slump. In recent weeks, the dollar has been the most significant influence for bullion, market participants say. The ICE U.S. Dollar Index a measure of the buck against a half-dozen monetary units, climbed by less than 0.1% Wednesday, though it was on pace for a weekly rise of around 0.8%. A stronger dollar can make assets linked to the currency relatively more expensive to buyers using other monetary units. Still, the dollar index traded off the session’s highs in the wake of Thursday’s U.S. economic data. Consumer prices rose in June at the highest yearly rate since 2012, while weekly jobless claims fell by 18,000 to 214,000, moving toward the lowest levels in almost 50 years.(source: marketwatch)