Bullion prices ended higher at Comex on Monday, 25 March 2019. Pries rose due to a weak dollar.
Gold futures settled around 0.8% higher to open the final week of March at $1,322.60/oz, its best levels in a month. Silver prices ended 0.3% higher at $15.8 an ounce.
The U.S. Dollar Index ended about 0.1% lower at 96.55.
Fear of a global economic slowdown were heightened last week after manufacturing data showed further signs of weakness in the U.S. and Europe, with the U.S. flash manufacturing PMI at 52.5 in March from 53 a month earlier. The purchasing-managers-index readings for the eurozone also came in much weaker than expected. A reading of at less than 50 indicates deteriorating conditions.