Gold falls Rs 450 to Rs 34,200 per 10 grams on weak global cues, tepid demand from local jewellers

Globally, gold prices fell 0.10 percent to $1,319.10 an ounce, while silver held steady at $15.80 an ounce in New York on Thursday.

Press Trust of India February 28, 2019 15:12:57 IST
Gold falls Rs 450 to Rs 34,200 per 10 grams on weak global cues, tepid demand from local jewellers
  • Silver dropped by Rs 425 to Rs 41,050 per kg owing to poor offtake by industrial units

  • Globally, gold prices fell 0.10 percent to $1,319.10 an ounce, while silver held steady at $15.80 an ounce in New York

  • Sovereign gold, however, remained unaltered at Rs 26,000 per piece of 8 grams

New Delhi: Gold prices tumbled by Rs 450 to Rs 34,200 per 10 grams at the bullion market Thursday, tracking weak global cues amid fall in demand from local jewellers, according to All India Sarafa Association.

Silver followed suit and dropped by Rs 425 to Rs 41,050 per kg owing to poor offtake by industrial units and coin makers.

Traders said sentiments weakened on the back of a subdued global trend where gold fell after dollar rose as investors grew cautious about US trade talks with China.

Gold falls Rs 450 to Rs 34200 per 10 grams on weak global cues tepid demand from local jewellers

Representational image. Reuters.

Globally, gold prices fell 0.10 percent to $1,319.10 an ounce, while silver held steady at $15.80 an ounce in New York on Thursday.

Besides, considerable fall in demand from local jewellers and retailers at the domestic spot market too fuelled the downtrend, they said.

In the national capital, gold of 99.9 percent and 99.5 purities slumped by Rs 450 each to Rs 34,200 and Rs 34,030 per 10 grams, respectively.

Sovereign gold, however, remained unaltered at Rs 26,000 per piece of 8 grams.

In step with gold, silver ready plunged by Rs 425 to Rs 41,050 per kg and weekly-based delivery by Rs 262 to Rs 39,868 per kg.

Silver coins also dropped by Rs 1,000 to Rs 82,000 for buying and Rs 83,000 for selling of 100 pieces.

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