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Gold surges by Rs 440 to Rs 26,700/10 gm

Gold prices surged at the bullion market here on Monday on heavy demand from traders and jewellers as well as higher marriage season offtake. Silver recovered moderately and regained the Rs 46,000 per kg mark on the back of good speculative buying and industrial demand.

Standard gold of 99.5 per cent purity spurted by Rs 440 to close at Rs 26,700 per 10 gm from last Saturday's closing level of Rs 26,260 per 10 gm. Pure gold of 99.9 per cent purity rallied by Rs 445 to finish at Rs 26,840 per 10 gm from Saturday's close of Rs 26,395 per 10 gm.

Silver ready (.999 fineness) rose by Rs 515 to conclude at Rs 46,180 per kg from Rs 45,665 per kg last weekend.

'The recent crash and speculation over further price rise triggered good demand for the yellow metal,' dealers said.

In overseas market, gold gained on strong physical demand though sentiment was overshadowed by liquidation from exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and speculation over Cyprus.

In Europe, spot gold was bid higher at $1,424.50 an ounce in early trade while silver was bid up at $23.40 an ounce.
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