Gold rose on Thursday on data showing rising U.S. inflation, and after the previous day's 1-percent drop triggered renewed physical interest by price-sensitive Asian buyers.
Bullion investors focused on U.S. Labor Department data which showed underlying inflation pressures rose in October, even though that also bolstered expectations of a mid-2015 interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve.
The gold market also ignored other data that showed a strengthening U.S. economy, including rising existing home sales and lower weekly jobless claims.
Bullion dropped on Wednesday after a poll showed weaker support among Swiss voters for a referendum proposal that would force the central bank to boost its gold reserves.
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