Gold price today at Rs 55,100 per 10 gm, silver slumps to Rs 66,950 a kg

There is also continuing anxiety about the course of the pandemic

A panel of state finance ministers on Friday veered around a proposal to levy 3 per cent GST on sale of old gold and jewellery.

Gold prices today have fallen to Rs 55,100 per 10 gram from Rs 55,900 yesterday, while silver has slumped to Rs 66,950 from Rs 67,000 per kg, according to Good Returns website.

Gold jewellery prices vary across India, the second-largest consumer of the metal, due to excise duty, state taxes, and making charges.

In New Delhi, the price of 22-carat gold rose to Rs 51,160 per 10 gram, and in Chennai to Rs 51,110. In Mumbai, the rate was Rs 51,200, according to Good Returns. The price of 24-carat in Chennai was Rs 55,760 per 10 g.

On MCX, October gold futures fell 1.33 per cent to Rs 52,227 per 10 g. Silver September futures was at Rs 67,171 per kg.

On Tuesday (August 11), gold closed at $1,912 per ounce in the international market, 5.7 per cent lower than its previous day’s closing price. It has since recovered 1.8 per cent to $1,947 per ounce (Rs 52,662 per 10 grams in the Indian market).

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The yellow metal’s extended bull run appears to have been halted temporarily. While gold prices might continue to climb, the journey henceforth could be more volatile. This week’s correction was triggered by the news of Russia registering a Covid-19 vaccine. Easing of US bond yields, firming up of the dollar index, and profit-booking by traders also contributed.

Meanwhile, a panel of state finance ministers on Friday veered around a proposal to levy 3 per cent GST on sale of old gold and jewellery to check tax evasion, according to Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac.

The panel also decided to implement e-way bill for transportation of gold within the states, but implementing it for inter-state movement was not considered feasible. It decided to make it mandatory for gold and jewellery shops to generate e-invoice for every purchase and sale transaction. Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi said the panel reached a consensus on letting states decide whether to have e-way bill for intra-state movement of gold.

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First Published: Sat, August 15 2020. 07:04 IST