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Gold prices gain for second day on global cues

PTI     December 28, 2013
Gold prices rose for the second straight day on Saturday by gaining Rs 120 to Rs 30,120 per ten grams in the national capital, largely in tandem with a firming trend overseas.

Traders said increased buying by stockists and jewellers amid a firming global trend, as the dollar's slump boosted demand for precious metals as an alternative investments, mainly influenced gold prices.

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Gold in New York, which normally sets price trend on the domestic front, up by 0.1 per cent to $1,214 an ounce while silver by 0.7 per cent to $20.04 an ounce.

On the domestic front, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 per cent purity advanced by Rs 120 each to Rs 30,120 and Rs 29,920 per ten grams respectively. It had gained Rs 100 on Friday.

Sovereign, however, remained steady at Rs 25,100 per piece of eight gram in scattered deals.

Silver ready rose for the fourth straight session, gaining Rs 250 to Rs 45,000 per kg and weekly-based delivery by Rs 320 to Rs 45,150 per kg on increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers, while silver coins continued to be asked at last level of Rs 85,000 for buying and Rs 86,000 for selling of 100 pieces.

Silver had gained Rs 1,200 in the previous three sessions.


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