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By K. Sathya Narayanan

April 8 (Reuters) – Gold prices rose to a one-week peak on Monday as the dollar slipped after data showed U.S. wage growth slowed last month, while investors awaited minutes of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s March meeting later this week.

Spot gold gained 0.4 percent to $1,296.06 per ounce by 0605 GMT, having hit a session high of $1,296.83 earlier. U.S. gold futures were also up 0.4 percent at $1,300.40 an ounce.

“The dollar index is pulling back from multi-week highs and gold prices are riding