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Gold rate jumps on US-China tensions, rising virus cases


NEW DELHI: Gold and silver edged greater on Friday after Sino-US tensions over Hong Kong escalated additional whereas India continued to report an growing variety of new cases forcing traders to hunt protected havens.

China accepted a call to go ahead with nationwide safety laws for Hong Kong, which may erode the town’s freedom and jeopardise its function as a monetary hub. India stated it has recorded a complete 1,65,799 cases whereas 4,706 folks have died.

Gold futures had been up 0.33 per cent or Rs 152 at Rs 46,557 per 10 grams. Silver futures added 0.34 per cent or Rs 167 to Rs 48,725 per kg.

Spot gold markets remained shut resulting from lockdown within the nation to verify the unfold of coronavirus, in line with HDFC Securities.

US President Trump’s high financial adviser warned that Hong Kong, which has loved particular privileges, might now should be handled like China in the case of trade and different monetary issues.

Globally, gold costs ticked up on Friday because the Sino-U.S. rift deepened over additional strikes by Beijing to impose a safety regulation on Hong Kong, lifting the attract of protected havens amid market uncertainties attributable to the pandemic.

Spot gold was up 0.1 per cent at $1,719.63 per ounce, as of 1249 GMT. U.S. gold futures rose 0.Four per cent to $1,734.60.

Palladium was flat at $1,930.67 per ounce, platinum declined 0.9 per cent to $830.81, and silver fell 0.three per cent to $17.38.

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