TOKYO, Sep 20 Gold was mostly unchanged on Thursday after hitting a new peak the previous

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TOKYO, Sep 20 (Reuters) Gold was mostly unchanged on Thursday after hitting a new peak the previous day on safe-haven buying following the U.S. Federal Reserve's move to trim interest rates earlier this week.

-- Spot gold stood at $721.20/722.30 an ounce as of 0000 GMT, versus $721.10/$721.90 in late New York.

-- It touched $726, its highest level since May 2006, and is not far from its 26-year high of $730 an ounce struck in the same month. A rise above that would take bullion to its highest level since January 1980, when it hit an all-time high of $850.

-- The dollar rose from a 15-year low against a basket of currencies on Wednesday as investors bet the Federal Reserve's deep interest rate cut earlier this week will help boost a slowing U.S. economy.

-- NYMEX crude for October delivery remained close to $82 a barrel, supported by a bigger than expected drawdown in U.S. crude inventories, after striking an all-time intraday high of $82.51 on Wednesday.

-- Cash platinum traded at $1,301.50/1,308.50 an ounce, compared to $1,301.70/1,308.70 in late New York.

-- Spot silver dipped to $12.91/12.96 an ounce from $12.95/13.00 in New York.

-- Spot palladium was unchanged $330.25/334.25 an ounce.

REUTERS RC BST0601

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