China’s manufacturing purchasing managers index (PMI) for July climbed to 51.1 from 50.9 in June.
Japan’s preliminary industrial production climbed 2.7% in June, after an 8.9% decline in May.
President Donald Trump's comments about whether the United States' presidential election should be postponed has helped underpin gold.
The London Metal Exchange three-month base metals prices were up across the board this morning, led by a 1.1% gain in tin to $17,980 per tonne, while copper was up by 0.4% at $6,484.50 per tonne. Copper has lost the most upward momentum while it has been oscillating sideways since July 14.
The most-traded base metals contracts on the Shanghai Futures Exchange were mixed but generally little changed. The outliers were October tin,...