India Confirms No New Gold Tariffs

London AM fix was USD 1,597.75, EUR 1,244.64 and GBP 1,051.64 per ounce.
Friday, March 28th London AM fix was USD 1,602.50, EUR 1,253.13 and GBP 1,057.41 per ounce.

Silver is trading at $28.04/oz, €21.94/oz and £18.54/oz. Platinum is trading at $1,593.25/oz, palladium at $771.00/oz and rhodium at $1,200/oz.

Gold fell $0.90 or 0.06% and closed yesterday at $1,598.50/oz. Silver closed at $28.01, down 1.44%.


Precious Metals and Currencies Table – (Bloomberg)

U.S. economic data was weak.  U.S. factory activity grew at the slowest rate for the first 3 months of the year, highlighting that the U.S. recovery is still encountering many bumps along the road.

The poor data bolstered the yellow metal’s safe haven appeal; however investors will be awaiting the U.S. nonfarm payrolls data on Friday. Bank of Japan and European Central Bank policy meetings are Thursday.


Gold in USD, YTD – (Bloomberg)

Gold gained 1.2% this March. It is the yellow metal’s first monthly gain since September. Gold bullion prices have fallen 4.6% year to date, on hopes that the U.S. economy is strengthening.

However, the U.S. still has to sort out the budget deficit and the debt ceiling debate, not to mention issues in Europe and the news that North Korea is to restart its nuclear plant.


Gold in Euro’s, YTD – (Bloomberg)

India’s Finance Minister P. Chidambaram announced that they will not hike their import tax on gold on his trip to visit Shinzo Abe in Tokyo while promoting the country as an investment destination.

India is the world’s largest gold consumer and imports most of its gold. To curb the appeal and help reduce their budget deficit the Indian government has taxed gold raising tariffs in January from 4 to 6%.

NEWS  
Gold stretches gains as weak U.S. data hits dollar – Reuters

Gold reclaims $1,600 after manufacturing data – Market Watch

Gold Swings as Investors Weigh Slowing Physical Demand, Crisis – Bloomberg

India unlikely to hike gold duty again: Chidambaram – Reuters

COMMENTARY
How much gold is there in the world? – BBC

Gold does brisk business in Syria war — but at a risk – Arab News

So Much For The Stability Of The Centrally-Banked "Fiat" Era – Zero Hedge

For breaking news and commentary on financial markets and gold, follow us on Twitter.

 

 

 

paulaflood

Also on news-goldcore-com

Videos

Gold and Silver Chart Analysis January 2023 with Patrick Karim

Gold, Rate Hikes and The Central Bank Illusion?

Top 5 Gold Buyers’ Motives Revealed

Blog posts

China and the US at sovereign debt war

US dollar hegemony has long been a standard feature of the global financial and economic system. But developments in recent years and months (weeks, even) suggests there are more than a handful of countries who are looking to rely less on the US dollar. Instead countries who have long been at the mercy of the […]

READ MORE

What happens if the debt ceiling raises

It’s that time again when the US government has to prepare itself for an internal battle to raise the debt ceiling so it can meet various obligations. This is a merry dance that has been danced before, as we mention below. For sure, every time it happens fewer and fewer people are convinced of the […]

READ MORE

Gold and Silver Chart Analysis January 2023 with Patrick Karim

This week we bring you some silver candlesticks. Sadly not the nice shiny ones your grandmother left you, no these are much more useful. We’re talking about candlesticks on charts and what they can tell us about both the gold and silver price in the coming weeks.  Patrick Karim of NorthStarBadCharts.com joined us over on […]

READ MORE

Featured

The King and Queen will be Gold and Silver

READ MORE
Newsletter
Category
Archives
Popular

No posts available

Videos

Gold and Silver Chart Analysis January 2023 with Patrick Karim

Gold, Rate Hikes and The Central Bank Illusion?

Top 5 Gold Buyers’ Motives Revealed

Blog posts

China and the US at sovereign debt war

US dollar hegemony has long been a standard feature of the global financial and economic system. But developments in recent years and months (weeks, even) suggests there are more than a handful of countries who are looking to rely less on the US dollar. Instead countries who have long been at the mercy of the […]

READ MORE

What happens if the debt ceiling raises

It’s that time again when the US government has to prepare itself for an internal battle to raise the debt ceiling so it can meet various obligations. This is a merry dance that has been danced before, as we mention below. For sure, every time it happens fewer and fewer people are convinced of the […]

READ MORE

Gold and Silver Chart Analysis January 2023 with Patrick Karim

This week we bring you some silver candlesticks. Sadly not the nice shiny ones your grandmother left you, no these are much more useful. We’re talking about candlesticks on charts and what they can tell us about both the gold and silver price in the coming weeks.  Patrick Karim of NorthStarBadCharts.com joined us over on […]

READ MORE

Featured

The King and Queen will be Gold and Silver

READ MORE