Gold falls Rs 158 in futures trade as weak global cues hurt

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016,11:35 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Gold prices were down by Rs 158 to Rs 29,940 per 10 grams in futures trade Wednesday as participants cut down their holdings, largely in line with a weak trend overseas. At Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for delivery in far-month June was trading lower by Rs 158, or 0.52 per cent, at Rs 29,940 per 10 grams, in a business turnover of 22 lots. Also, the metal for delivery in April shed Rs 148, or 0.50 per cent, to Rs 29,661 per 10 grams in 617 lots.

Analysts said there is a weakening trend in the overseas markets where gold dropped as the dollar gained ahead of a key European Central Bank meeting this week, reducing demand for the precious metal.

Globally, gold fell 0.54 per cent to USD 1,254.20 an ounce in Singapore.