HONG KONG (AFP) - Gold closed at 1,275.00-1,276.00 US dollars an ounce in Hong Kong Tuesday, down from Mondays finish of $1,282.00-1,283.00. It opened at 1,278.50-1,279.50. The precious metal struck a record 1,283.80 in London on Monday as traders snap it up as a safe haven on concerns over the state of the global economy.