Gold edged up on Thursday on safe-haven buying fuelled by worries about the fast-spreading coronavirus, but a rise in equity markets limited bullion's gains.
Spot gold inched 0.2 per cent higher to $1,638.70 per ounce by 0451 GMT.
US gold futures were down 0.2 per cent at $1,639.50.
"When we see support for both gold and the dollar, it's an indication of safe-haven desire from investors," said Michael McCarthy, chief market strategist at CMC Markets.
The dollar recovered following recent declines, finding support.....