Gold was little changed early on Wednesday, after rising to a near two-week high in the previous
session, amid a steady dollar.
* Spot gold edged 0.1 percent higher to $1,139.56 announce by 0058 GMT. The bullion hit its strongest since Dec. 14on Tuesday at $1,148.98.
* U.S. gold futures were up 0.2 percent at $1,140.60
* The dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of currencies, was flat at 103.
* The dollar edged up against the yen on Wednesday within sight of a 10-1/2 month high in thin holiday trade, after strong U.S. Economic data reinforced expectations that the U.S. Federal
Reserve would be more hawkish in the year ahead.