Gold & Silver

Gold slips further on weak speculation demand

PTI London | Updated on January 28, 2014 Published on January 28, 2014

Gold extended a drop from the highest price in more than two months on speculation the Federal Reserve will trim stimulus and physical demand in Asia slow before the Lunar New Year.

Gold fell by 0.2 per cent to $1,255.10 an ounce. It touched $1,279.61 yesterday, the highest since November 18, while silver added 0.2 per cent to $19.73 an ounce, halting two days of fall.

US Fed policy makers, who start a two—day meeting today, may continue paring the bank’s bond—buying programme after deciding in December to start reductions.

The Fed will reduce asset purchases by $10 billion at each meeting to end the programme this year, according to the median of forecasts by economists in a Bloomberg survey.

China’s Lunar New Year holidays start January 31.

Published on January 28, 2014
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