Gold falls Rs 145 in futures trade as weak global cues hurt


Gold prices fell Rs 145 to Rs 26,643 per 10 grams in futures trade on Tuesday as participants trimmed their positions, largely in line with a weak trend overseas.

At the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for delivery in December was trading lower by Rs 145, or 0.54 per cent, at Rs 26,643 per 10 grams in a business turnover of 728 lots.

Also, the metal for delivery in far-month February next year shed Rs 139, or 0.52 per cent, to Rs 26,850 per 10 grams in 32 lots.

Analysts said a weakening trend in the overseas markets where gold retreated from seven-week high as investors weighed the probable timing of the first US interest rate increase since 2006, with one Federal Reserve policy maker saying that the move before year-end was justified while others differed, weighed on the precious metal in futures trade.

Globally, gold fell 0.5 per cent to USD 1,157.95 an ounce in Singapore.

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