July 26 (Reuters) - Gold prices climbed on Wednesday due to some safe-haven demand before the U.S. Federal Reserve delivers a widely expected rate hike later in the day, as traders see the fight to tame inflation nearing its endgame.

Spot gold rose 0.4% to $1,972.22 per ounce by 1145 GMT, while U.S. gold futures gained 0.5% to $1,973.60...[LINK]