Bullion Update

Gold hits new high, settles the day at Rs 14,900

GoldContinuing its journey towards making news heights, gold on Thursday made a new record high of Rs 14,900

Gold prices touch record level

Gold prices touch record levelThe gold prices increased 4.6 per cent to Rs 14,146 per 10 gram due to large interest of investors in the yellow metal in the midst of economic uncertainty and strong position of dollar against other major currencies. The prices touched a three-month high of $930 an ounce in the international market, confirming it as the safest investment mode under current economic environment.

An analyst with Anand Rathi Commodities, Subodh Gupta said, "The economic uncertainty in Europe, and the strong dollar is making gold attractive as a safe-haven investment rather than a hedge against inflation."

More price dips awaited by Indian gold buyers

Indian gold buyers Following the yellow metal's recent rise to three-month high, on Thursday India's gold futures extended losses for a second day on profit-taking.

Debjyoti Chatterjee, associate vice-president with MAPE ADMISI Commodities in Mumbai said, "An absolute decline in demand from India would also weigh on prices."

In January 2009, India's gold imports dropped more than 90% to just 1.2 tonnes, from 18 tonnes during the same month last year, in the midst of high prices and ample stocks. The news came from Bombay Bullion Association on Thursday.

Bullish reversal most likely to be witnessed in Gold

Bullish reversal most likely to be witnessed in Gold On Friday, when dollar slid due to economic worries and signs of strengthening in investment demand as the recession deepened, it enhanced appeal of gold as an alternative investment. The futures contracts for Gold ended higher.

Since disruption turmoil in the financial markets and fears over the outlook for the global economy boost bullion's appeal, the demand for investment in the precious metal remains strong. In the recent times, demand for physical gold from ETFs has been a major factor supporting prices.

India's Nov gold imports at 35-40 tones: BBA

India's Nov gold imports at 35-40 tones: BBABombay Bullion Association has declared that India's gold imports fell 26-35 percent in November as high prices ruled out any chance of reviving the sagging demand during the wedding season.

Suresh Hundia, president of the Bombay Bullion Association said, gold imports by India, the world's biggest consumer of the metal, were around 35-40 tonnes in November, compared with 54 tonnes in the same month a year earlier.

Gold prices hit record high

Gold prices hit record highGlobal slowdown failed to affect gold prices in India. Gold prices registered a growth of 66 per cent in the third quarter of 2008. Investors across the world preferred to invest in gold, considering it as the best investment option amid volatile market conditions, following the global slowdown.

The demand for yellow metal in India increased to 250 tonnes in the third quarter of 2008, which earlier stood at 190 tonnes in same period of 2007.