Bullion steady as monetary issues hang in the air


Gold prices hemmed into a tight range on Friday in thin trading, as cautious traders awaited economic data due later in the day to gauge the Federal Reserve's rate hike stance.

Spot gold was up 0.1% to $1,795.18 per ounce as of 0552 GMT. U.S. gold futures rose 0.4% to $1,802.70.