Gold ticked lower on Friday after rising more than 1 percent in the previous session, holding near its highest in six weeks due to the uncertainty surrounding the euro zone debt crisis and the prospect of a Greek exit from the euro.
* Spot gold fell $6.21 an ounce to $1,756.44 an ounce by 0014 GMT, but headed for its second week of gains. Gold jumped to as high as $1,767.40 on Thursday, its strongest since Sept. 22 -- still below a record around $1,920 hit in September.
* U.S. gold edged down 0.39 percent to $1,758.5 an ounce.
* Intense European pressure forced debt-stricken Greece to seek political consensus on a new bailout plan instead of holding a referendum after EU leaders raised the prospect of a Greek exit from the euro to preserve the single currency.
* The Group of 20 is considering injecting billions of dollars into the world economy through the International Monetary Fund to increase global liquidity, G20 sources said on Thursday.
* The Nikkei share average rose more than 1 percent in early trade on Friday, catching up with U.S. gains after a Japanese holiday, on optimism that Greece will abandon a proposed referendum that threatened to undermine a plan to contain Europe's debt crisis.
* The euro gained against the dollar and yen in volatile trade on Thursday as optimism that Greece will forego plans to hold a referendum on its bailout package trumped a surprising interest rate cut by the European Central Bank.
(Reporting by Lewa Pardomuan; Editing by Himani Sarkar)