Silver prices also spurted by Rs 590 to Rs 44,200 per kg. Bullion merchants said the market remained bullish on sustained buying by stockists and jewellery fabricators for the marriage season. They said the upsurge was further supported by a firming global trend, where gold spurted on concern that faltering global growth may boost yellow metal's demand.
    
Gold in Singapore, which normally sets price trend on the domestic front here, rose 0.3 percent to USD 1,261.15 an ounce, as the MSCI All - Country World Index of equities lost 1.6 percent.
    
Manufacturing output in China, US and UK slowed down as a sell-off in emerging markets, raising fears of slowing global economic growth, they added.

Investors shifting their funds from melting equities to rising bullion were another factor responsible for upsurge in gold and silver prices.
    
In local market here, the gold of 99.9 and 99.5 percent purity shot up by Rs 300 each to Rs 30,700 and Rs 30,500 per ten gram, respectively. Sovereign held unchanged at Rs 25,200 per piece of eight gram.
    
Silver ready spurted by Rs 590 to Rs 44,200 per kg and weekly-based delivery by Rs 465 to Rs 43,800 per kg. Silver coins also gained Rs 1,000 to Rs 86,000 for buying and Rs 87,000 for selling of 100 pieces.

(Agencies)

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