New Delhi: Gold prices rose by Rs 82 to Rs 30,989 per 10 gm in futures trade on Monday as speculators enlarged their positions, driven by a firming trend in the Asian region amid pick up in spot demand.
    
At the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for delivery in February rose by Rs 82, or 0.27 percent, to Rs 30,989 per 10 gm in business turnover of 2,447 lots.
    
Likewise, the metal for delivery in the April moved up by Rs 79, or 0.24 percent, to Rs 31,556 per 10 gm in 174 lots.
    
Market analysts said besides good demand in spot markets, a firming global trend influenced gold futures.
    
Meanwhile, gold rose by 0.40 per cent to USD 1,661.70 an ounce in Singapore in early trade on Monday.

(Agencies)

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