Gold futures rise over 2% after import duty unchanged

  • Reuters, Mumbai
  • |
  • Updated: Jul 10, 2014 03:02 IST

A salesclerk displays gold bangles at a shop in Jammu. (AP Photo)


India's most-traded August gold contract extended its gains to as much as 2.2 percent on Thursday after the federal government kept gold import duty unchanged at a record 10% in the budget.

Gold for August delivery on the Multi Commodity Exchange rose to as much as 28,225 rupees, up 2.2%. The contract traded at 28,040 rupees at 0751 GMT.

Industry officials were expecting a reduction in import duty to arrest a rise in smuggling of the precious metal since last year.

India, desperate to trim a gaping current account deficit, took a slew of measures last year to curb demand for bullion, its second-biggest import after oil.

 

also read

Modi's 'thank you, voter' budget has ideas from his poll campaign

blog comments powered by Disqus