Gold & Silver

Gold futures dip to 15-month low of Rs 25,270 per 10 gm

PTI New Delhi | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on April 16, 2013

Sustained weakness in the overseas markets, where gold plunged over 9 per cent yesterday to its lowest price in two years, has put pressure on the precious metal prices here.

Gold futures prices today dipped below Rs 26,000-level to trade at a 15-month low of Rs 25,270 per 10 grams as participants indulged in creating short positions after the metal had its biggest one-day drop since 1983 in global markets.

Gold prices, which had been plummeting since last week, fell another Rs 364 or 1.41 per cent to trade at a 15-month low of Rs 25,270 per 10 grams for delivery in June at the Multi Commodity Exchange. It clocked a turnover of 93 lots.

Similarly, the metal for delivery in far-month August shed Rs 266 or 1.02 per cent to Rs 25,835 per 10 gm in 93 lots.

Market analysts said sustained weakness in the overseas markets, where gold plunged over 9 per cent yesterday to its lowest price in two years, put pressure on the precious metal prices here.

Worries over Chinese growth and a possible sell-off by struggling Cyprus’s central bank also pushed down the precious metal’s prices at the futures trade here, they added.

Globally, the yellow metal plunged 9.35 per cent to $1,360.60 an ounce, the lowest since level since March 8 in New York yesterday. Prices have dropped 14 per cent in the previous two days.

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Published on April 16, 2013
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