Gold futures extend gains in Asian trade today as electronic impasse in Washington that has led to the first partial shutdown of the U.S. government for 17 years, increased safe-haven appeal of the metal.
December gold futures trading to 0.7 at $ 1,325.8 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange . Yesterday, it rose $ 15.20 , or 1.2% , to settle at $ 1,325.10 per ounce. Silver for December contract rose 63 cents, or 2.9% , at $ 22.39 per ounce to finish on Monday .
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