Spot gold rose 0.2% to $1,784.96 per ounce by 0146 GMT.
A weaker dollar on Thursday kept the metal close to the higher end of this range.
Gold is often considered an inflation hedge, though reduced stimulus and interest rate hikes push government bond yields up, translating into a higher opportunity cost for holding bullion which pays no interest.
Russia's gold reserves stood at 73.9 million troy ounces as of the start of October, the central bank said on Wednesday.
Russia's Nornickel, the world's largest palladium producer, said its palladium production in the third quarter increased 9% to 598,000 troy ounces, while platinum output increased 8% to 145,000 troy ounces.
U.S . Federal, Bank of England, Reuters