Gold & Silver

Gold rises to Rs 31,340; silver holds steady at Rs 38,300

PTI New Delhi | Updated on August 31, 2018 Published on August 31, 2018

In the national capital, gold of 99.9 per cent and 99.5 per cent purity advanced by Rs 140 each to Rs 31,340 and Rs 31,190 per ten gram, respectively.   -  istock.com/270770

Gold prices rose Rs 140 to Rs 31,340 per 10 gram at the bullion market on persistent buying by local jewellers and a firm global trend.

Besides, a depreciating rupee which slumped to a historic low of 71 against the dollar, making imports costlier, aided the uptrend. However, silver remained unaltered at Rs 38,300 per kg in limited deals from industrial units and coin makers.

Marketmen said besides a firm global trend, increased buying by local jewellers to meet the ongoing festive season demand at the domestic spot market, mainly kept gold prices higher. Globally, gold rose 0.60 per cent to $1,206.80 an ounce and silver by 0.90 per cent to $14.65 an ounce in Singapore.

In the national capital, gold of 99.9 per cent and 99.5 per cent purity advanced by Rs 140 each to Rs 31,340 and Rs 31,190 per ten gram, respectively. It had gained Rs 120 in yesterday’s trade. Sovereign however remained flat at Rs 24,500 per piece of eight gram.

On the other hand, silver ready remained steady at Rs 38,300 per kg, while weekly-based delivery fell by Rs 125 to Rs 36,955 per kg due to lack of buying support. Silver coins however continued to be traded at the previous level of Rs 73,000 for buying and Rs 74,000 for selling of 100 pieces.

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Published on August 31, 2018
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