Gold climbed on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would take a “patient” approach in deciding when to raise interest rates even as the U.S. economy strengthens.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen said the Fed was unlikely to hike rates for “at least a couple of meetings”, meaning April of next year at the earliest.
A hike in U.S. interest rates dims the appeal of non-interest bearing assets such as gold and also pushes the dollar higher. The dollar came off session highs against a basket of currencies on Thursday.
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