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HindustanTimes Sun,31 Aug 2014

Gold futures rebound on global cues; up 1.44%

PTI  New Delhi, July 11, 2013
First Published: 11:09 IST(11/7/2013) | Last Updated: 11:11 IST(11/7/2013)

Gold futures prices on Thursday recovered by 1.44% to Rs. 26,478 per 10 grams as speculators created fresh positions on positive global cues after Federal Reserve chairman Ben S Bernanke backed sustained stimulus for some time.

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Besides, covering-up of short positions by speculators at prevailing levels, also influenced gold futures prices here.

At the Multi Commodity Exchange, metal for delivery in August gained Rs. 375, or 1.44%, to trade higher at Rs. 26,478 per 10 gm in a turnover of 679 lots.

Similarly, the metal for delivery in far-month October contracts spurted by Rs. 370, or 1.40%, to Rs. 26,596 per 10 gm, clocking a business volume of 34 lots.

Analysts attributed rise in gold prices at futures trade to the precious metal's recovery in the global markets where it climbed to over two-week high after US Federal Reserve chariman said its huge stimulus programme would stay in place for some time.

Further, covering-up of short positions by speculators also influenced prices, they said.

Globally, gold rose 2.4% to $1,289.80 an ounce in Singapore on Thursday, the highest level since June 25.


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