Gold and copper prices got a boost on Wednesday in Asia on data that showed a better than expected figure for China manufacturing in March and an overall solid tone from data and surveys in Australia and Japan.
On the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, gold for June delivery rose 0.30% to $1,186.80 a troy ounce.
Elsewhere, silver futures for May delivery rose 0.48% to $16.678 a troy ounce.
Copper futures for May delivery gained 0.53% to $2.753 a pound.
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