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Gold prices recovered slightly at the bullion market here today on mild investor offtake, coupled with local buying interest at the lower levels.
While silver eased further on continued speculative selling as well as muted industrial demand.
Gold largely shrugged off geopolitical tensions on firing of another missile by North Korea that flew over Japan.
Standard gold (99.5 purity) edged up by Rs 20 to close at Rs 29,905 per 10 grams from Thursday's closing level of Rs 29,885.
Pure gold (99.9 purity) also gained by a similar margin to end at Rs 30,055 per 10 grams as against Rs 30,035 previously.
However, silver (.999 fineness) slipped by Rs 30 to finish at Rs 40,455 per kg as against Rs 40,485 yesterday.
Globally, gold fell after a European Central Bank official called for scaling back the bank's stimulus programme and strong US inflation data raised the prospects of another rate hike.
In London, spot gold was down 0.5 percent at USD 1,323.21 an ounce at early trade.
While, silver fell 0.3 percent to USD 17.69 an ounce.
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