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Asian Metals Stoks; March 20, 2013.: Cyprus fears, FOMC hopes support gold prices; by V. Phami Kumar, MarketWatch.

By V. Phani Kumar , MarketWatch  HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — Gold prices edged higher Wednesday as anxiety about Cyprus and hopes that the Fed will maintain a loose monetary policy attracted investors to the metal’s safe-haven appeal.  Gains were capped, however, after the precious metal on Tuesday climbed for a fourth session in U.S. trading and as the dollar firmed up. How do you find the next Cyprus? How do you find the next Cyprus? One quick way is to look at banking assets relative to gross domestic product. MarketWatch's Jim Jelter discusses countries that are most exposed to their banks. (Photo: Getty Images)  April futures for gold GCJ3 -0.01%  inched up $1.40, or 0.1%, to $1,612.70 an ounce by late afternoon in Hong Kong. The futures had risen $6.70 in a regular session on the Comex division of the New York Merca