Gold price remains down

KARACHI: Gold price in the international and local markets remained down, as there was insignificant demand despite depressed prices while dull interest of major buyers and gold hedgers also put market sentiments down, traders said.

The stakeholders remained active in manipulating gold futures during trading session along with keeping an eye on the future output. Gold closed at $1,112 an ounce with $8 an ounce downward variation in value as compared to previous trading session and domestic bullion price witnessed same trend. Gold in tola term down by Rs 306 per tola and stayed at Rs 43,720 per tola while in grammage value, gold remained down by Rs 26 per ten grams to close at Rs 37,523 per ten grams, dealers said.

It is observed physical price would hover within a difference of Rs 900 to Rs 925 per 10 grams and the domestic bullion market was currently using more than 90 percent of the recycled gold stocks for daily use, dealers said. Dealers said the increase in gold prices would come in the next couple of months when gold is expected to get expensive substantially by Rs 1,200 to Rs 1,500 per tola on better demand. The gold price remained in the hands of manipulators in India, Pakistan and other major gold buying countries, as they remained busy influencing current prices and futures on speculations. The potential buyers in India and Pakistan remained busy in hedging. Buyers made deals according to their immediate needs. Local trading in gold remained dull on back of insignificant buying.

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