Gold price up to 7-week high as festive demand

NEW DELHI: Gold prices on Thursday rose by Rs 50 to trade at nearly seven-week high of Rs 18,950 per 10 gram in the bullion market on increased buying by stockists and jewellers to meet the festive season demand.

Silver, however, declined by Rs 100 to Rs 29,700 per kg due to weak demand from industrial units and coins makers.

Marketmen said strong global cues also boosted the metal prices.

Gold in overseas markets, which normally set the price trend on the domestic front, gained 0.2 per cent to trade at seven-week high of 1,231.53 an ounce.

On the domestic front, gold of 99.9 per cent and 99.5 per cent purity rose by Rs 50 each to Rs 18,950 and Rs 18,850 per ten gram respectively. Sovereigns traded at last level of Rs 14,800 per piece of eight grams in restricted buying.

On the other hand, silver ready fell by Rs 100 to Rs 29,700 per kg and weekly-based delivery by Rs 225 to Rs 29,315 per kg.(PTI)

We would like to hear your comments below: