Gold prices rose on Thursday after a steep fall in the previous session, as the European Central Bank's measures to mitigate the economic effects of the coronavirus epidemic lifted investor sentiment.
* Spot gold rose 0.4% to $1,491.40 per ounce by 0040 GMT, having risen 1% earlier in the session.
* The metal fell about 3% on Wednesday along with other precious metals, as investors sold across assets to hoard cash.
* U.S. gold futures rose 1.2% to $1,495.80 per ounce.
* Asian stock markets fought to stabilise,.....