TOKYO, Oct 15 Gold edged higher on Monday, as inflation concerns due to high oil prices k

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TOKYO, Oct 15 (Reuters) Gold edged higher on Monday, as inflation concerns due to high oil prices kept the precious metal near its 28-year high, while platinum inched down from a record high though sentiment stayed bullish.

-- Japanese precious metal futures jumped, with the key gold futures <0JAU:> reaching a fresh 22-{ year high and the key platinum <0JPL:> hitting a new record high.

-- As of 0047 GMT, cash gold was trading at $749.60/750.40 an ounce, up from $748.40/749.10 in late New York on Friday.

-- On Thursday, the cash price rose as high as $753.60 -- its highest since January 1980.

-- COMEX gold futures were little changed in Asia after falling in New York on Friday. The most active December contract was trading up $0.8 or 0.1 percent at $754.6 from the New York settlement on Friday.

-- Precious metals are expected to be well-supported due to bullish oil prices.

U.S. crude futures were little changed on Monday, trading close to $84 a barrel on growing tensions between Turkey and Iraq, as well as lingering supply worries ahead of the northern hemisphere winter.

-- On Friday, South Africa's biggest mining union said it was preparing a strike notice which it hoped to submit to authorities next week to apply for a one-day protest against deaths and accidents at mines.

South Africa's Harmony Gold said it expected to lose 1,000 kg (32,150 ounces) of gold production following the closure of its Elandsrand mine after an accident last week.

[ID:nL12100659] -- Twenty two Colombian gold prospectors, most of them women, died in a landslide that swamped their makeshift mine in the impoverished southwestern part of the country, a Red Cross spokesman said on Sunday.

Sixteen women were among those killed in Saturday's disaster at the Suarez Gold Mine, Colombian Red Cross spokesman Carlos Marquez told Reuters. [ID:nN14276061] -- Platinum was trading at $1,410/1,415 an ounce from $1,415/1,419 in late New York on Friday. It was set or ''fixed'' at a record high of $1,416 in London on Friday afternoon.

-- Palladium fell to $374/379 an ounce from $377/381 on Friday.

-- Silver rose to $13.81/13.86 an ounce from $13.76/13.81 late in New York.

Precious metals prices at 0047 GMT Metal Last Change Pct chg YTD pct chg Turnover Spot Gold 749.60 0.50 +0.07 17.92 Spot Silver 13.82 0.04 +0.29 7.55 Spot Platinum 1411.00 -4.00 -0.28 24.65 Spot Palladium 375.00 -2.00 -0.53 12.95 TOCOM Gold 2864.00 24.00 +0.85 17.14 17670 TOCOM Platinum 5230.00 37.00 +0.71 22.94 8254 TOCOM Silver 525.60 5.20 +1.00 6.55 370 TOCOM Palladium 1445.00 8.00 +0.56 15.14 231 Euro/Dollar 1.4168 Dollar/Yen 117.67 TOCOM prices in yen per gram, except for silver which is in yen per 10 grams, spot prices in $ per ounce.

Reuters CS VP0700

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