NEW YORK - Gold prices have rallied to another new high on the back of a weaker dollar.
Gold is up $2.40 at $1,087.30 an ounce, after earlier rising to as high as $1,098.50.
News that India's central bank bought nearly $7 billion worth of gold from the International Monetary Fund triggered a frenzy of buying on Tuesday that carried over to Wednesday as the dollar weakened.
Demand for gold has risen steadily as record-low interest rates pressure the dollar and drive investors to look for higher returns in other assets.
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday kept its benchmark interest rate at a record low of near zero, signaling that it is not yet concerned about inflation. But the low rates will likely weigh on the dollar further, supporting higher commodity prices.
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