Gold prices traded lower at the domestic bullion market here on Monday amid profit—taking by stockists and investors following subdued demand and weak overseas cues.

Silver also fell on speculative selling on the back of weak industrial offtake.

Standard gold (99.5 purity) slipped by Rs 130 to close at Rs 29,850 per 10 grams from its closing level of Rs 29,980.

Pure gold (99.9 purity) also slid by Rs 135 to finish at Rs 29,985 per 10 gm from Rs 30,120 previously.

Silver ready (.999 fineness) dropped by Rs 375 per kg to end at Rs 53,435 as against Rs 53,810 last weekend.

In Europe, gold was trading weak on stronger dollar ahead of European Union summit as well as US economic data later this week.

Spot gold was bid down at $1,566.09 an ounce in early trade, while silver was bid lower at $26.68 an ounce.

(This article was published on June 25, 2012)
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