On the New York Mercantile Exchange, gold gained 0.21 percent or $3.60 to reach $1,686.80 per troy ounce.
Silver added 0.6 percent or 19 cents to $31.73 per ounce.
Against the dollar, the euro rose to $1.3378 from Wednesday's $1.3289. The dollar gained against the yen, hitting 89.90 yen from 88.38 yen.
The British pound fell to $1.6002 from $1.6006. The dollar fell to 0.9858 Canadian dollars from 0.9859 Canadian. The dollar also fell against Hong Kong's dollar, dropping from 7.7523 HKD to 7.7522 HKD.
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