Gold, silver prices goes up

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Gold, silver prices goes upGold prices gained Rs 200 to Rs 26,370 per 10 grams at the bullion market today, tracking a firm trend overseas amid fresh buying by jewellers.

Silver also surged by Rs 1,050 to Rs 35,500 per kg on increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers.

Bullion traders stated sentiment turned better after gold advanced from a three-month lows in global markets after dollar weakened, raising demand for the precious metals.

Gold in Singapore, which normally sets price trend on the domestic front, rose by 0.7 per cent to USD 1,166.69 an ounce and silver advanced 1.5 per cent to USD 15.39 an ounce.

In the national capital, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 per cent purity recovered notably by Rs 200 each to Rs 26,370 and Rs 26,220 per ten grams respectively. The precious metal had lost Rs 400 in last two days.

Sovereign also moved up by Rs 100 to Rs 23,100 per piece of eight gram.

Following gold, silver ready flared up by Rs 1,050 to Rs 35,500 per kg and weekly-based delivery by Rs 1,120 to Rs 35,280 per kg.