Spot gold fell 0.1% to $1,906.39 per ounce by 0052 GMT. It is down 1.2% for the week thus far, having posted two straight weekly positive aspects.
U.S. gold futures had been up 0.1% at $1,910.60.
The greenback index was regular close to a two-week peak hit within the earlier session. The buck was headed for its first weekly achieve in three.
U.S. President Donald Trump mentioned on Thursday he was prepared to lift his supply of $1.eight trillion for a COVID-19 aid take care of Democrats in Congress, however the concept was shot down by his fellow Republican, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The variety of Americans submitting new claims for jobless advantages rose to a two-month excessive final week, stoking fears the pandemic was inflicting lasting harm to the labour market.
Wisconsin and different states within the U.S. Midwest and past are battling surges in COVID-19 instances, with new infections and hospitalisations rising to document ranges.
The European Union put the onus on Britain to compromise on their new financial partnership or stand prepared for commerce disruptions in lower than 80 days. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will reply and set out his method to the talks on Friday.
Holdings in SPDR Gold Trust , the world’s largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, fell 0.15% to 1,276.06 tonnes on Thursday.
Silver fell 0.2% to $24.26 per ounce, whereas platinum rose 0.2% to $866.05. Palladium was up 0.3% at $2,358.58.