Gold eases as US yields firm; investors await Fed rate hike cues

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BENGALURU (Jan 18): Gold prices eased on Tuesday, pressured by higher US Treasury yields, as investors looked for clues about the Federal Reserve's interest rate hike timeline from its policy meeting next week.Spot gold fell 0.1% to US$1,817.11 per ounce by 0414 GMT. US gold futures were little changed at US$1,816.20.Global investor attention remains fixed on the Fed's Jan 25-26 meeting after central bank officials signalled they would start raising interest rates in March to tame inflation, which rose