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From low prices to weak competition, how Titan hit gold during pandemic

India's gold demand has been slammed this year by lockdowns imposed from March end to control the coronavirus outbreak

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Titan also stands to gain from the financial distress faced by smaller jewellers

Swansy Afonso | Bloomberg
India’s biggest gold jeweller is emerging stronger from the coronavirus pandemic. Shares of Titan Co. posted the best quarter in nearly three years as investors bet on a recovery in demand ahead of the key festive season and as an economic slump weakens its competitors.

The stock jumped nearly 27% in the quarter ending Sept. 30, the most since the three months ended December 2017. That compares with a 9% increase in the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex.

The rally comes as local gold prices head for a second consecutive monthly loss, capping gains of about 30% this year. The drop

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First Published: Sep 30 2020 | 8:46 PM IST

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