Gold gains on China manufacturing PMI surveys

On Thursday, gold gained during Asia trade, as closely-watched manufacturing PMIs from China demonstrated expansion, thus aiding market sentiment on demand signals across the metals complex.

In New York, December delivery gold futures grew 0.23%, being worth $1,314.45 per troy ounce. Additionally, silver futures tacked on 0.53%, trading at $18.807 per troy ounce, while copper futures ascended 0.48%, hitting $2.088 per pound.

Overnight, gold prices sagged towards a two-month minimum during North American hours on Wednesday, following positive American employment data added to speculation that the major US financial institution’s gearing up towards raising its interest rates as soon as next month.

Payroll processing company ADP reported that non-farm private employment ascended by 177,000 in August, thus surpassing expectations for a leap of 175,000. In July, the American economy generated up to 194,000 jobs. The given figure was revised from a previously reported soar of 179,000.

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