Silver futures up 0.1% on global cues

Mumbai-India (Oct 30)  Silver prices rose by 0.14% to Rs 50,968 per kg in futures trade today largely in tune with a rising trend in precious metals overseas amid covering up of short positions by speculators.


At the Multi Commodity Exchange, silver for delivery in March next year traded higher by Rs 72, or 0.14%, to Rs 50,968 per kg in business turnover of 9 lots.


Similarly, the white metal for delivery in December contracts traded Rs 44, or 0.11%, higher at Rs 49,489 per kg in a turnover of 481 lots.


In the international market, silver was up by 0.13%, to trade at USD 22.55 an ounce in Singapore.


Market analysts said besides short covering by speculators, a firming trend overseas on expectations the US Federal Reserve will maintain its aggressive stimulus after a government shutdown hurt the economy.