Gold price recovers on wedding season buying; global cues

Mumbai-India (Nov 24)  After falling for two straight days, gold prices recovered by Rs 90 to Rs 25,740 per 10 grams at the bullion market today on fresh purchases by jewellers amid a firm global trend.

Silver also rebounded by Rs 350 to Rs 34,150 per kg on increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers.

Bullion traders said emergence of buying by jewellers to meet ongoing wedding season demand and a firm global trend mainly led to recovery in the precious metal prices.

 Gold in Singapore, which normally sets price trend on the domestic front, increased 0.3% to $1,072.72 an ounce, while in London it was trading 0.49% higher at $1,073.90.

 In the national capital, gold of 99.9 and 99.5% purity traded higher by Rs 90 each to Rs 25,740 and Rs 25,590 per 10 grams, respectively. The precious metal had lost Rs 250 in the previous two days.

 The sovereign, however, remained steady at Rs 22,200 per piece of eight grams in restricted activity.

 Following gold, silver ready rose by Rs 350 to Rs 34,150 per kg and weekly-based delivery by Rs 335 to Rs 33,635 per kg.

 On the other hand, silver coins continued to be traded at last level of Rs 48,000 for buying and Rs 49,000 for selling of 100 pieces.

Source: Business-Standard