Indian Investors and Traders sell gold on fears of eased import duty on Union Budget 2014

Indian Investors and Traders sell gold on fears of eased import duty on Union Budget 2014

Indian investors and traders are in trouble to sell his collection of gold bullion as new government headed by Modi has eased of import duties gold to enhance the import of precious metals, which probably have pull downward gold prices in a significant way .

Bullion Dealers in such places as Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Calcutta, who took gold at cheap prices, the bars have been selling at a discount of Rs 10,000-15,000 one kg in recent day to keep inventory shrinkage from a possible cut of import duties on 10 percent metal, where the Modi government submits its first Union budget on Thursday 10 July, 2014.

Yet these traders are not addressing loss from the sale of the bar below the spot rate, and having acquired originating gold at a cheaper cost, bullion traders said. For example, many of these traders have taken delivery of gold on the exchange of commodities MCX, in which the futures contract have trade their a discount over the spot exchange rate for many months.

For example, data on MCX sample 439.3 kilos of mini-gold (100 g) were handed over on Wednesday at Rs 28,066 per 10 g (including VAT) get a discount of Rs 294 for 10 gm rate of gold the then the prevailing spot rate in Calcutta.

Whether these vendors sell gold at Rs 28,100 or Rs 28,150 on Friday (100-50 of.Rs discount to the spot rate intra-day), there would still have had a gain of Rs 34-84 above its purchase price by MCX. The event was similar on other days too.

Currently, the gold market is crowded with sellers than buyers. The eager investors bring gold bullion and coins which bought some months ago, said commodity trading advisory.

They added that despite the prices of gold collapsed last week, gold fever did not see these days.

Kolkata-based a bullion dealer said this to be protected from loss likely inventory. He blamed discounting by dealers up to your expectations of a 2 percent import duty cut in the budget, in which event the price would drop over acquisition cost.

Though, sales of stocks have fallen short of expectations as ripping traders of gold jewelry has traditionally been weak in the months of June-July. “with the requisite Jewelers has been purchasing even though sluggish demand of the customers and bullion traders hope they can deplete their supplies ahead July 10,” he added.

Even though many operators are waiting an outage, some large-sized jewelers, especially in Mumbai, thinks differently as premiums for banks have diminished from a maximum $ 190 per ounce to $ 7.15 today, due improving Jewellery supply since 21 May following RBI renewed import certificates, almost a commercial rated premier homes.

The jewelers expect the prices of gold lowered more days. They also believe that the government of the Bharatiya Janatha Party newly elected would take longer gold friendly measures.

Unveiled last year the laws which rose the import duty on gold to 10pc and 20pc set a quota on how much gold imported for re-export has failed to ease inflation, or significantly reduce the budget deficit. It has also stimulated a surge in illegal smuggling of precious metals via black market system hawala.

But Modi‘s new government is expected to take quick action on the electoral promises to reduce the rights and reducing the amount of gold that jewelry firms are required to sell to export. Some of experts hope to have full relief of 80:20 unpopular rule could take effect earlier of the Hindu religious celebration Diwali in October, when Indians traditionally splash out on gold Jewelry & gifts.


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