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Gold prices extend weakness, silver plunges too

Gold of 99.9 and 99.5 per cent purity traded lower by Rs 200 each at Rs 28,100 and Rs 27,900 per ten gram respectively.

twitter-logo PTI   New Delhi     Last Updated: January 30, 2015  | 15:39 IST
Gold prices extend weakness, silver plunges too
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Gold prices continue to slide for the second straight day on Friday, tumbling by Rs 200 to Rs 28,100 per ten grams at the bullion market, amid low demand from jewellers.

Bullion traders said apart from sluggish demand at domestic markets at prevailing levels, a weak trend in global market where gold fell the most in 13 months as signs of a robust US labour market cut demand for safe-haven, mainly pulled down the precious metal prices.

Gold in New York, which normally set price trend on the domestic front, fell by 1.96 per cent to $1,258.10 an ounce and silver by 5.82 per cent to $16.92 an ounce in Thursday's trade.

In the national capital, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 per cent purity traded lower by Rs 200 each at Rs 28,100 and Rs 27,900 per ten gram respectively. It had lost Rs 120 on Thursday.

Sovereign declined by Rs 100 to Rs 23,900 per piece of eight gram.

In tandem with gold, silver ready prices fell sharply by Rs 1,550 to Rs 37,550 per kg and weekly-based delivery by Rs 1,885 to Rs 37,275 per kg. Silver coins also dropped by Rs 1,000 to Rs 63,000 for buying and Rs 64,000 for selling of 100 pieces.

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