Jan 18 (Reuters) - Gold prices rose on Thursday, helped by a softer U.S. dollar and the Middle East conflict lifting safe-haven appeal, while investors await further comments from a Federal Reserve official to gauge the central bank's interest rate trajectory.
Spot gold rose 0.5% to $2,015.79 per ounce by 1255 GMT, but was lingering near its five-week low hit in the previous session...[LINK]