Gold climbed for a third day after the International Monetary Fund trimmed its global growth outlook for this year.
The IMF predicted the world economy will strengthen in 2020, albeit at a slightly weaker pace than forecast in October, amid threats related to trade and tensions in the Middle East.
Spot gold +0.3% to $1,565.57/oz at 9:24am in Singapore; after +0.2% Monday and +0.3% Friday
Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index steady
Other precious metals: Silver +0.3% to $18.1266/oz, Platinum +0.5% to $1,024.90/oz, Palladium -0.7% to $2,527.56/oz; prices hit record $2,577.27 on Monday.