The incoming government in India may slash record high import duties on gold and ease export rules.
Gold steadies after trading close to a three-week high over the increasing violence in Ukraine.
London bullion market to be shut on 5 May for bank holiday.
Gold prices steadied on Monday as markets braced for Western sanctions on Russia.
Traders await US Federal Reserve FOMC statement and US nonfarm payrolls data.
Barclays, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia and Societe Generale under FCA scrutiny.
The deadly industry in the hills surrounding Johannesburg draws thousands to work.
Gold prices rose 1.2% this week after gaining 0.7% in the week of 5 April.
Gold and silver imports to India drop 40% to $33.46bn in FY14.
Price-sensitive physical buyers again back in bullion market.
Lower bullion prices could now boost physical demand.
Analysts expect gold to log a little more weakness before it bounces back.
Reserve Bank let five private sector banks to import bullion
Indian importers paying people to smuggle gold in flower pots, mobile phones and body cavities.
Traders await US Federal Reserve\'s 19 March monetary policy decision.
US Federal Reserve monetary policy decision could impact bullion prices.
Global uncertainties boost bullion\'s safe-haven status.
Many people have gone back to thinking of gold as store of value says Coutts\' Gary Dugan.
Bullion has gained some 11% this year thanks to \'perfect storm\' of geopolitical uncertainty and US growth scares.
Economic data from China to influence prices next week.