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Gold price rises in India with little demand for the physical metal

Gold ETFs, sovereign bonds drive yellow metal to new high of Rs 48,380 despite little demand

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Rajesh Bhayani Mumbai
Amid the gloomy economic situation, the price of gold surged to a new record in the domestic market and hit an eight-year high internationally. While in Mumbai’s Zaveri Bazaar, 995 purity gold or standard gold closed at Rs 48,380 per 10 gram, up around 1 per cent, in the international market, spot gold quoted a price of $1,777 per ounce, the highest since October 2012. 

Financial investors are buying gold as a safe haven asset because of the rising global economic risk. Gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and sovereign gold bonds, both securitised forms of gold investment, are acting as the driver

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First Published: Jun 24 2020 | 2:41 PM IST

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