REFILE-PRECIOUS-Gold litle changed amid firm dollar
Dec 11 (Reuters) - Gold prices were steady early on Monday,
holding above a four-month low hit last week, amid a firm
* Spot gold was nearly unchanged at $1,247.80 an
ounce by 0045 GMT, after hitting its lowest since July 26 at
$1,243.71 on Dec. 7.
* U.S. gold futures were 0.1 percent higher at
* The dollar was steady in early Asian trade on Monday,
underpinned by expectations of higher U.S. interest rates, while
bitcoin seized the spotlight as futures of the cryptocurrency
* Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins, whose support was
crucial in passing the Senate tax reform bill earlier this
month, said on Sunday she has not yet decided whether she will
back the final measure negotiated by House and Senate leaders.