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Gold slips to 3-week low, down Rs 400 on weak global cues

In the national capital, gold of 99.9 per cent and 99.5 per cent purity suffered a setback of Rs 400 each to Rs 29,500 and Rs 29,350 per 10 grams, respectively -- a level last seen on January 16, when it had closed at Rs 29,500.


February 10, 2017 5:15:17 pm
gold, gold price, gold value Globally, gold price fell by 0.42 per cent to USD 1,222.70 an ounce and silver by 0.28 per cent to USD 17.56 per ounce in Singapore.

Gold lost its sheen by tumbling Rs 400 to trade at a three-week low of Rs 29,500 per 10 grams at the bullion market on Friday, tracking a weak trend overseas. Besides, reduced offtake by local jewellers due to fall in demand at existing levels too dampened sentiment.

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Silver also dropped by Rs 490 to Rs 42,250 per kg due to reduced offtake by industrial units and coin makers. Traders said apart from a weak trend in the global markets, fall in demand from local jewellers as well as retailers mainly pulled down gold prices.

Globally, gold price fell by 0.42 per cent to USD 1,222.70 an ounce and silver by 0.28 per cent to USD 17.56 per ounce in Singapore.

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In the national capital, gold of 99.9 per cent and 99.5 per cent purity suffered a setback of Rs 400 each to Rs 29,500 and Rs 29,350 per 10 grams, respectively — a level last seen on January 16, when it had closed at Rs 29,500.

Sovereign also traded lower by Rs 100 to Rs 24,400 per piece of eight grams.

Tracking gold, silver ready too plunged by Rs 490 to Rs 42,250 per kg and weekly-based delivery cracked below the Rs42,000-mark by falling Rs 439 to Rs 41,860 per kg.

Silver coins plummeted by Rs 1,000 to Rs 72,000 for buying and Rs 73,000 for selling of 100 pieces.

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First published on: 10-02-2017 at 05:15:17 pm
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