Gold prices edged higher on Monday as expectations of monetary policy easing by major central banks gathered momentum amid soft economic data, though an uptick in equities limited gains in the precious metal.

Spot gold was up 0.2% at $1,509.45 per ounce in early-morning trading, after a near 1% drop in the previous session. US gold futures were also up 0.2%, at $1,517.9 an ounce...

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