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NEW YORK: Gold futures along with silver and platinum declined on profit booking in early trade Monday as US inflation showed signs of relaxing and the dollar remained steady.

June gold slid $US17.50 to settle at $US936.50 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

May silver shed US61 cents to settle at $US17.94 an ounce.

July platinum fell $US9.80 to finish at $US2048.80 an ounce, the most active May copper contract fell US4.15c to settle at $US3.8315 a pound, but June palladium ended $US1.10 higher at $US454.90 an ounce.