Gold futures prices rose by Rs 93, or 0.33%, to Rs 27,914 per 10 grams on Friday, as speculators created fresh positions on the back of a firming trend overseas and rising demand in the domestic spot market.
Gold may advance for a sixth day, heading for the biggest weekly climb since October, as Europe's sovereign-debt crisis and geopolitical tension in the Middle East boosted haven demand.
At the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for delivery in February rose by Rs 93, or 0.33%, to Rs 27,914 per 10 grams, with a business turnover of 5,393 lots.
In a similar fashion, the metal for delivery in far-month April gained Rs 83, or 0.29%, to Rs 28,245 per 10 grams, with a trading volume of 392 lots.
Market analysts attributed the rise in gold futures to a firming trend overseas as Europe's sovereign-debt troubles and geopolitical tension in the Middle East boosted demand for the precious metal as an investment.
In addition, a pick-up in demand in the domestic spot market also supported the upside in gold prices, they said.
Meanwhile, gold rose by 0.30% to $1,627.75 an ounce in Singapore, the highest level since December 21.