Gold futures slipped Wednesday, as investors paused after pushing the precious metal sharply higher in Tuesday trading.
Gold for February delivery traded down $3.10, or 0.2%, at $1,658.90 an ounce in electronic trading during Asian hours.
The precious metal had jumped $15.90 an ounce, or 1%, to settle at $1,662.20 on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange in regular trading on Tuesday, amid signs of increased demand in Asia.
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