Gold down amid positive economic figures


By Xu JingUnreguser

CHICAGO, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange fell on Monday amid positive economic figures.

The most active gold contract for December delivery fell 34.6 U.S. dollars, or 1.85 percent, to close at 1,837.8 dollars per ounce.

Chicago Federal Reserve national activity index rose to 0.83 in October, up from 0.32 in September.

IHS Markit on Monday reported its Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index climbed to 56.7 in November from 53.4 in October, better than expected.

Silver for December delivery lost 73 cents, or 3 percent, to close at 23.633 dollars per ounce. Platinum for January delivery fell 25.5 dollars, or 2.66 percent, to close at 931.7 dollars per ounce.

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