Gold up on weaker dollar; presidential debate in focus
Gold rose early Monday, supported by an easing dollar, with markets eyeing the second U.S. presidential debate between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
The controversy over Republican candidate Donald Trump's vulgar comments about women has increased U.S. financial markets' expectations that his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton will win the White House and give a boost to securities.
U.S. employment growth eased for the third straight month in September and the jobless rate rose, but the slowdown was not expected to prevent the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates later this year.
Oil prices fall over doubts that non-OPEC producers will cut output
Oil prices fell more than 1 percent in early trading on Monday over doubts that an OPEC-led plan to cut output to rein in a global fuel supply overhang would be supported by other producers, including Russia.
ANZ bank said that prices were pulled down by a statement by the Russian energy minister who said that "he was not expecting to sign a production deal with OPEC at the World Energy Conference, which starts this week in Istanbul."