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SINGAPORE, Aug 24 (Reuters) Gold barely moved on Thursday after volatile trading in London and New York. Dealers would be watching movements of the dollar for direction.

-- Spot gold was quoted at $621.60/622.60 an ounce, versus $622.25/622.75 late in New York on Wednesday.

-- Dealers said gold remained within the $600 to $650 range. -- Benchmark gold futures <0#JAU:> on the Tokyo Commodity Exchange, currently June 2007, fell 1 yen per gram to 2,347 yen ($20.17), reflecting declines in New York.

-- The euro edged down as investors awaited data on the business climate in Germany for more clues about the economic outlook in the euro zone.

-- The euro inched down to $1.2780 from around $1.2790 in late U.S. trade.

-- Platinum fell to $1,220/1,225 an ounce from $1,226/1,230 late in New York.

-- Sister metal palladium was steady at $342/347 an ounce.

-- Silver edged down to $12.38/12.48 an ounce from $12.47/12.49 late in New York.

Precious Metals Prices by 0049 GMT* Metal Last Net change Pct Move Gold 621.00 0.00 +0.00 Platinum 1220.00 -5.00 -0.41 Palladium 342.00 1.00 +0.29 Silver 12.38 -0.04 -0.32 Change so far in 2006 Metal Latest bid End prev year Pct Move Gold 621.00 517.20 +20.07 Platinum 1220.00 968.00 +26.03 Palladium 342.00 254.00 +34.65 Silver 12.38 8.81 +40.52 * The closing prices used to calculate the net change may differ from New York's last quoted prices.

($1=116.36 yen) REUTERS VJ BST0639

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