Extending gains for the third day, gold prices rose by Rs 300 to Rs 30,700 per 10 gram in the national capital Tuesday on sustained buying by stockists for the ongoing marriage season amid a firming global trend.

Silver prices also spurted by Rs 590 to Rs 44,200 per kg.

Bullion merchants said the market remained bullish on sustained buying by stockists and jewellery fabricators for the marriage season.

They said the upsurge was further supported by a firming global trend, where gold spurted on concern that faltering global growth may boost yellow metal’s demand.

Gold in Singapore, which normally sets price trend on the domestic front here, rose 0.3 per cent to USD 1,261.15 an ounce, as the MSCI All-Country World Index of equities lost 1.6 per cent.

Manufacturing output in China, the U.S. and the U.K. slowed down as a sell-off in emerging markets, raising fears of slowing global economic growth, they added.

Investors shifting their funds from melting equities to rising bullion was another factor responsible for upsurge in gold and silver prices.

In local market here, the gold of 99.9 and 99.5 per cent purity shot up by Rs 300 each to Rs 30,700 and Rs 30,500 per 10 gram.

Silver ready spurted by Rs 590 to Rs 44,200 per kg and weekly-based delivery by Rs 465 to Rs 43,800 per kg. Silver coins also gained Rs 1,000 to Rs 86,000 for buying and Rs 87,000 for selling of 100 pieces.

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