crude futures rose to $US
45 a barrel, slightly below the 2016 high of $US
46.78 hit on Friday but 80 per cent above February's low.Spot gold also got a boost from the weak US
dollar, rising above $US
1,300 an ounce. The benchmark 10-year yield was at last at 1.83 per cent.Crude oil prices drew support from the weaker US
dollar, inching back up towards Friday's 2016 highs.