New Delhi, Jan 17 (Agencies): Gold prices rose up on global cues by Rs 36 to Rs 20,709 per ten grams in futures trade on Monday, as speculators enlarged their positions on the back of firming global trend.

At the Multi Commodity Exchange counter, gold for June rose by Rs 36 or 0.17 per cent to Rs 20,709 per ten grams, with a business volume of single lot.

Similarly, the metal for delivery in February moved up by Rs 26 or 0.13 per cent to Rs 20,287 per ten gram, with a business turnover of two lots.

Marketmen said fresh buying by speculators on hopes of a rise in demand during current marriage season amid firming global trend mainly pushed up the gold futures prices.

Meanwhile, gold in Asian region rose USD 1.50 to USD 1,363.30.