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Akshaya Tritiya buying, global cue spur price

DECCAN CHRONICLE WITH AGENCY INPUTS
Published Apr 29, 2017, 6:32 am IST
Updated Apr 29, 2017, 6:57 am IST
Gold prices rose by Rs 30 to Rs 29,480 per 10 grams at the bullion market on Friday.
A woman tries a gold necklace in a shop on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya in New Delhi on Friday.(Photo: PTI)
 A woman tries a gold necklace in a shop on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya in New Delhi on Friday.(Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Gold prices rose by Rs 30 to Rs 29,480 per 10 grams at the bullion market on Friday largely due to token purchases on the auspicious occasion of ‘Akshaya Tritiya’. A firming trend globally too supported the upside, traders said. However, silver remained under selling pressure and lost another Rs  200 at Rs 40,500 per kg due to reduced offtake by industrial units and coin makers.

Traders said besides token purchases on the auspicious occasion of ‘Akshaya Tritiya’, a firm trend overseas mainly kept gold prices higher. Akshaya Tritiya is considered to be an auspicious day to purchase gold. “Sale of precious metals, particularly gold and diamond are up about 10 per cent largely on the back of token purchases by retailers and jewellers on the auspicious occasion of Akshaya Tritiya,” said Rakesh Anand of Delhi-based R.K. Jewellers.

 

Over in Hyderabad, gold jewellers are hoping to attract customers with special offers. President of Telangana Archaka Sangam Gangu Bhanumurthy said that Akshaya Trithiya was scheduled on Saturday as per the Hindu calendar. “Few jewelers have announced Friday as the event, but, as per the Hindu calendars, Saturday is the Vaisakha Sudda Trithiya,” he said.

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