Spot gold was down 0.1 percent at $1,290.74 per ounce by 0109 GMT.
Minutes from the Oct. 31-Nov. 1 Federal Open Market Committee meeting indicate members with almost universally positive views on growth — the labor market, consumer spending and manufacturing all were showing solid gains.
Down Under, the S&P/ASX 200 shed 0.07 percent. The energy and materials sub-indexes led gains in the broader market after commodity prices strengthened overnight. Those gains, however, were offset by losses in the utilities and consumer discretionary sub-indexes.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team issued the subpoena last month for documents containing specified Russian keywords from more than a dozen officials, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Spot gold was nearly unchanged at $1,278.06 per ounce at 1255 GMT. On Wednesday, gold touched a session high of $1,289.09, a peak since Oct. 20, before paring gains and ending the session about 0.2 percent lower due to a stronger dollar.
Spot gold was nearly unchanged at $1,280.90 per ounce at 0103 GMT. On Tuesday, gold touched a session low of $1,270.56, a bottom since Nov. 6, before recovering to gain about 0.2 percent.
One option is so-called price-level targeting, Evans said in remarks prepared for a European Central Bank conference in Frankfurt.
The dollar got support from higher U.S. Treasury yields in early Asian trading on Tuesday, with the dollar index , which tracks the U.S. currency against a basket of six major rivals, steady at 94.494.
Spot gold was nearly unchanged at $1,275.63 per ounce at 0431 GMT. On Friday, gold dropped 0.7 percent for its biggest one-day percentage fall since Oct. 26, weighed down by a rise in U.S. Treasury bond yields.
Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,286.30 per ounce at 0101 GMT. On Thursday, it touched its highest since Oct. 20 at $1,288.34 an ounce. The safe haven asset was up about 1.3 percent for the week so far.
Spot gold was little changed at $1,281.21 per ounce at 0410 GMT, amid a steady dollar. On Wednesday, it rose 0.4 percent and touched its highest since October 20 at $1,287.13 an ounce.
Spot gold was nearly unchanged at $1,269.11 per ounce as of 0409 GMT after edging lower earlier in the session. On Friday, the precious metal touched a one-week low of $1,265.16.
Investors also focused their attention on the nomination of a new U.S. Federal Reserve chair, who could influence the pace of future interest rate increases.
Trump's decision, scheduled for Thursday afternoon, concludes a months-long process in which he considered five finalists, including current Fed Chair Janet Yellen, before settling on Powell who has served as a Fed governor since 2012.
If confirmed by the Senate, Powell would take over from Yellen when her four-year term as Fed chair expires in February. Powell has already been through that confirmation process in order to become a member of the Fed's board.
The Fed has raised rates twice since January and currently forecasts one more hike by the end of the year as part of a tightening cycle that began in late 2015.
US President Donald Trump is expected to soon announce a successor to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, whose term expires early next year. "If sports teams can recruit the best talent from around the globe, why not central banks?" asked an article in Barron's magazine while pitching for Rajan as the next head of the Federal Reserve.
But new board member Goushi Kataoka dissented from the BOJ board's decision to maintain its interest rate targets, arguing that the BOJ should buy government bonds so that 15-year JGB yields would remain at less than 0.2 percent.
Gold markets remained cautious ahead of a two-day U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting beginning Tuesday, the likely announcement of the next Fed chair on Thursday and U.S. payrolls data on Friday.
Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were at $60.55 per barrel at 0655 GMT, 10 cents or 0.15 percent above their last settlement and near their highest level since July 2015. They have risen more than 36 percent since from 2017-lows marked in June.
The market is awaiting cues from the meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) and central banks of England and Japan.
Spot gold was roughly unchanged at $1,266.10 per ounce as of 0115 GMT. It hit its lowest since Oct. 6 at $1265.08 an ounce in early trading.
Brent crude for December delivery was down 4 cents at $58.40 a barrel by 0523 GMT. The contract gained only 0.2 percent on Wednesday, supported by comments from Saudi Arabia's energy minister on Tuesday reiterating its determination to end a global supply glut.
Earlier, the rupee opened lower by 7 paise at 65.14 per dollar as against yesterday's closing level of 65.07 per dollar at the Interbank Forex Market (FOREX).
In post settlement trade, prices briefly pared gains before steadying, in response to data from industry group the American Petroleum Institute showing crude inventories built up while gasoline and diesel drew down.