New Delhi | Gold remained higher for the second straight day and prices shot up by another 1.19 per cent to Rs 28,655 per 10 grams in futures trade Thursday, tracking a firming trend overseas. Besides, pickup in demand at the spot market in view of wedding season further fuelled the uptrend. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for delivery in April jumped up by Rs 338, or 1.19 per cent, to Rs 28,655 per 10 grams, in a business turnover of 560 lots. On similar lines, the yellow metal for delivery in June traded higher by Rs 326, or 1.14 per cent, to Rs 28,860 per 10 grams in four lots.
Analysts attributed the rise in gold futures to a firming global trend where gold jumped to the highest level in eight months after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled that the US central bank may delay further interest-rate increases should the turmoil in global markets continue.
Globally, gold rallied 1.5 per cent to USD 1,214.64 an ounce, the highest since May 22 in Singapore.
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