Gold & Silver

Gold plunges to Rs 29,600; silver down at Rs 40,750 per kg

PTI New Delhi | Updated on January 12, 2018 Published on June 08, 2017

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After four sessions of gains, gold prices plunged Rs 195 to Rs 29,600 per 10 grams at the bullion market today on easing demand from local jewellers at prevailing levels and weak global cues.

Silver followed suit and fell Rs 150 to Rs 40,750 per kg on reduced offtake by industrial units and coin makers.

Traders said a weak trend overseas as investors remained cautious ahead of testimony by former FBI Director James Comey, Britain’s general election and a European Central Bank policy decision, mainly dampened the sentiment.

Globally, gold fell 0.10 per cent to $1,285.50 an ounce in Singapore.

Besides, decline in demand from local jewellers and retailers at existing higher levels at the domestic spot market fuelled the downtrend in precious metals’ prices, they said.

In the national capital, gold of 99.9 per cent and 99.5 per cent purity drifted lower by Rs 195 each to Rs 29,600 and Rs 29,450 per 10 grams, respectively. It had gained Rs 545 in the previous four sessions.

Sovereign, however, held steady at Rs 24,500 per piece of eight grams.

Tracking gold, silver ready declined by Rs 150 to Rs 40,750 per kg and weekly-based delivery by Rs 120 to Rs 40,575 per kg.

Silver coins, however, held steady at Rs 72,000 for buying and Rs 73,000 for selling of 100 pieces.

Published on June 08, 2017
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