Zee Media Bureau/Ajeet Kumar
New Delhi: Extending its earlier rally, gold price hit fresh all-time high of Rs 35,074 per ten grams in futures trade Wednesday on heavy buying as rupee plunged to its new record low of 68.85 against the US dollar.
Market participants also enlarged their positions in line with a firming trend overseas.
At the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX), gold for delivery in October gained further by Rs 1,359 to Rs 35,074 per ten grams as against its previous close of Rs 33,715.
Similarly, silver for delivery in September spurted by Rs 664 to Rs 57,954 per kg after hitting intra-day high of Rs 59,942.
Gold price in overseas markets, which normally set price trend on the domestic front, extended gains to a fifth straight session today, trading at its highest in more than three months on safe-haven buying due to geopolitical tensions in Syria.
As per analysts, the possibility of US military action against Syria is driving demand for safe-haven assets including gold.
Spot gold last traded up USD 8.70 or 0.61 percent at USD 1,425.70 per ounce. having earlier hit USD 1,435.30, which marked the highest since May 14.
In New York, gold for December delivery rose by USD 27.10 or 2 percent to settle at USD 1,420.20 an ounce on the Comex division of the NYMEX.
SPDR Gold Trust, the world's largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, said its holdings rose 0.10 percent, or 0.90 tonnes, to 921.03 tonnes on Tuesday.
First Published: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 08:59