New Delhi: Gold prices recovered by Rs 350 to Rs 30,850 per 10 grams on Friday, taking positive cues from the global market amid rupee falling to five-month low and increased buying by local jewellers.
Silver too recovered by Rs 400 to Rs 40,700 per kg on increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers.
At the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX), gold for delivery in October was trading higher by Rs 167, or 0.56 percent, to Rs 29,731 per 10 grams.
A firm trend overseas, where gold rebounded from a four-week low on renewed geopolitical tensions after North Korea threatened to conduct another hydrogen bomb test prompted investors to seek out the safe- haven asset, influenced the precious metal.
The rupee depreciated by 34 paise to hit five-month low of Rs 65.15 (intra-day) against the dollar, making imports costlier and thereby stoking inflationary concerns. This has also fuelled a positive sentiment for gold.
Besides, pick up in buying by local jewellers at the domestic spot market to meet ongoing auspicious "Navratra" festival demand at domestic spot market too supported the uptrend.
Globally, the metal was, however, headed for a second weekly decline. Spot gold was up 0.4 percent at USD 1,296.58 an ounce. In the previous session, it marked its lowest since August 25 at USD 1287.61. US gold futures for December delivery climbed 0.4 percent to USD 1,299.80 an ounce.
In the national capital, gold of 99.9 percent and 99.5 percent purity rebounded by Rs 350 each to Rs 30,850 and Rs 30,700 per 10 grams, respectively. The metal had lost Rs 250 yesterday.
Sovereign, however, pegged unchanged at Rs 24,700 per piece of eight grams in limited deals.
Silver ready bounced back by Rs 400 to Rs 40,700 per kg and weekly-based delivery by Rs 265 to Rs 39,930 per kg. Its coins, however, continued to be traded at previous levels of Rs 74,000 for buying and Rs 75,000 for selling of 100 pieces.