New Delhi | Gold futures were up by 0.20 per cent to Rs 26,149 per 10 gram as traders raised bets amid positive cues from the global markets. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for delivery in far-month April rose by Rs 52 or 0.20 per cent to Rs 26,149 per ten grams in a business turnover of 26 lots.
Similarly, the metal for delivery in February contracts traded higher by Rs 47 or 0.18 per cent to Rs 26,029 per ten grams in 789 lots. Analysts attributed the rise in gold prices to a firming trend overseas where gold rose to trade near two-month high on increased safe-haven demand as further signs of slowing growth in China spurred losses in equities.
Meanwhile, gold advanced 0.4 per cent to USD 1,108.65 an ounce in Singapore.