Gold lost 0.1 percent to USD 1,248.05 an ounce. It fell to USD 1,243.95 on Wednesday, the lowest since June 5. Silver also slipped by 0.7 percent to USD 18.83 an ounce after reaching USD 18.82, the lowest since June 5.

Holdings in silver-backed exchange-traded products rose to 19,897.5 metric tonnes on Wednesday, the highest since November.

Prospects for higher borrowing costs in US and the European Central Bank's announcement of more stimulus helped the Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index reach a 14-month high on Wednesday.

Data this week may show US retail sales improved. The Federal Reserve, which has been cutting bond buying, meets on September 16-17.

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