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Updated: September 4, 2013 16:00 IST

Gold gains for second day, surges Rs 660

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Silver also rose for the third day by adding Rs 70 to Rs 55,500 per kg

Gold prices gained Rs 660 to Rs 32,200 per ten grams in the national capital on Wednesday, mainly on sustained buying by stockists driven by firming global trends.

Silver also rose for the third day by adding Rs 70 to Rs 55,500 per kg on increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers.

Gold in New York, which normally set price trend on the domestic front, rose by $15.70 to $1412.20 an ounce and silver by 3.19 per cent to $24.28 an ounce.

On the domestic front, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 per cent purity surged by Rs 660 each to Rs 32,200 and Rs 32,000 per ten grams, respectively. It had gained Rs 440 yesterday.

Sovereigns advanced by Rs 200 to Rs 25,300 per piece of eight gram.

In line with a general firm trend, silver ready added Rs 70 to Rs 55,500 per kg while weekly-based delivery declined by Rs 230 to Rs 57,000 per kg on lack of speculators’ support.

The white metal had gained Rs 1,500 in last two trades.

Silver coins spurted by Rs 1,000 to Rs 89,000 for buying and Rs 90,000 for selling of 100 pieces.

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