Gold recoups Rs 100, but falling fortune globally caps gains

Gold prices recovered from a 10-month low by rising Rs 100 to Rs 28,550 per 10 grams, taking its strength from scattered buying by local jewellers even as the metal weakened overseas.

PTI| Updated: Dec 12, 2016, 16:27 PM IST
Gold recoups Rs 100, but falling fortune globally caps gains

New Delhi: Gold prices recovered from a 10-month low by rising Rs 100 to Rs 28,550 per 10 grams, taking its strength from scattered buying by local jewellers even as the metal weakened overseas.

Silver too bounced Rs 150 to Rs 41,400 per kg on increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers.

According to traders, mild buying by jewellers to meet the ongoing wedding season demand at the domestic spot market helped the recovery, but a weak trend overseas reined in the upside.

Globally, gold prices fell 0.33 percent to USD 1,155.80 an ounce and silver by 0.27 percent to USD 16.77 an ounce in Singapore.

In the national capital, gold of 99.9 percent and 99.5 percent purity were higher by Rs 100 each to Rs 28,550 and Rs 28,400 per 10 grams, respectively. It had lost Rs 260 in the previous two sessions.

Sovereign, however, lost Rs 100 at Rs 24,100 per piece of eight grams.

In line with gold, silver ready recovered Rs 150 to Rs 41,400 per kg while weekly-based delivery held steady at Rs 41,220.

On the other hand, silver coins remained unaltered at Rs 72,000 for buying and Rs 73,000 for selling of 100 pieces.