New Delhi: Taking positive leads from the global market and wedding season buying by local jewellers and retailers, gold prices recovered by 80 during the week in the bullion market.

Silver, too, staged a comeback and ended 150 higher at 38,000 per kg.

Bullion traders said sentiment turned upbeat on firm global cues as the dollar fell after US Federal Reserve officials made cautions comments on the outlook for interest rate hikes, providing boost to dollar-pegged commodities, making them attractive to users of other currencies.

Moreover, wedding season buying by local jewellers to meet demand from retailers at domestic spot markets fuelled the uptrend, they added.

Globally, gold ended the week higher at $1,222.10 an ounce as against last week’s level of $1,210.40. Silver, too, advanced to $14.49 an ounce from $14.25 an ounce.

In the national capital, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 per cent purity commenced the week higher at 32,150 and 32,000, largely in sync with positive global cues and fresh buying support from local jewellers and advanced further to end at 32,150 and 32,000 per 10 gram respectively, showing a recovery of 80 each. Sovereign also recorded a rise of 100 to settle the week at 24,800 per piece of 8 gram.

After moving in a tight range on scattered support, Silver ready ended the week higher by 150 at 38,150 per kg, while silver weekly-based delivery gained 143 to 37,023 per kg.

However, silver coins remained under pressure due to the end of festive season and fell by 2,000 to 73,000 for buying and 74,000 for selling of 100 pieces.

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