Gold struggled to break out of a tight range near its one-month low on Wednesday, as investors waited to hear on the outlook of U.S. interest rates from a Federal Reserve policy meet that kicks off later in the session.
Spot gold eased 0.1 percent to $1,103.95 an ounce by 0037 GMT. The metal has not made any significant move this week, after dropping to a one-month low of $1,098.35 last week.
U.S. gold was little changed at $1,103.30.
Traders are waiting to see if the U.S. central bank will raise rates this week for the first time in nearly a decade.
The Fed will begin its much awaited two-day policy meeting on Wednesday, with a statement expected on Thursday.
The uncertainty over the timing of a rate hike has weighed on gold all year, sending it down over 6 percent. Higher rates could dent demand for non-interest-paying bullion, while boosting the dollar.