Gold climbs to six-month peak on waning risk appetite::

Gold prices hit a six-month high on Wednesday as concerns over global growth and a partial government shutdown in the United States fuelled risk aversion, prompting investors to seek refuge in the metal.

Spot gold XAU= climbed 0.4 percent to $1,273.71 per ounce as at 0639 GMT. The metal hit $1,274.68 in early trade, its highest since June 20.



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