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Gold futures surrender early gains on global cues, shed 0.76%

PTI  Singapore, April 23, 2013
First Published: 10:37 IST(23/4/2013) | Last Updated: 15:16 IST(23/4/2013)

After remaining higher in early trade, gold prices slipped by 0.76% to Rs. 26,162 per ten grams in futures trade on Tuesday.


At the Multi Commodity Exchange, the most-active delivery in June contracts fell by Rs. 201,or 0.76% to Rs. 26,162 per ten gram in a turnover of 18,329 lots. It touched a high of Rs. 26,448 at the outset.

On similar lines, gold for delivery in far-month August after rising to Rs. 26,844, reversed initial gains to trade Rs. 203, or 0.76%, to Rs. 26,562 per 10 gm in 463 lots.

Market analysts said besides profit-booking by speculators, fall in gold and and other commodity prices in the global markets after data showed China’s manufacturing expanded at a slower pace, washed out initial gains in gold at futures trade in New Delhi.

Globally, gold fell by one% to to USD 1,412.43 per ounce in Singapore after rising 0.5% in opening trade.

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