Haven gold climbed by 1% on Friday to notch a slight gain for the week, boosted by losses in global stock markets on the heels of weak Chinese export and U.S. jobs data.

April gold GCJ9, +0.97% added $13.20, or 1%, to settle at $1,299.30 an ounce after briefly trading as high as $1,301.30. After a back-and-forth week, including the lowest settlement on Tuesday since late January, prices for the most-active contract were up 10 cents from the week-ago finish, FactSet data show.

May silver SIK9, +2.13% rose 30.9 cents, or 2.1%, to $15.349 an ounce, for a 0.6% weekly

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