Gold prices rose on Wednesday in Asia as uncertainties surrounding the Sino-U.S. trade war and gloomy Brexit headlines dented investor sentiment.
U.S. gold futures for December delivery gained 0.5% to $1,511.83 by 1:00 AM ET (05:00 GMT).
A South China Morning Post report said on Tuesday that China had toned down expectations ahead of high-level trade talks between the two countries. The report said the Chinese delegation could depart Washington a day earlier than scheduled.
China also signalled it would hit back after U.S. blacklisted a list of Chinese tech companies to address human rights violations within China.