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Jewellers hike gold prices

FE Report | Published: June 16, 2019 10:30:41 | Updated: June 18, 2019 10:25:25


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Gold prices have been increased by Tk 100 per gram in the local market following a hike in its global rates.

Per gram of 22-carat gold was fixed at Tk 4,400, up by Tk 100 from the previous price set at the end of January this year.

The new prices of the precious metal came into effect from Friday, said a statement issued by Bangladesh Jewellers' Samity (BAJUS).

The statement, signed by BAJUS general secretary Dilip Kumar Agarwala, also said: "BAJUS has revised the gold prices upward, considering a continuous price hike of the metal in the international market and bullion in the local market."

As per the new rates, per gram of 21-carat and 18-carat gold will be sold at Tk 4,200 and Tk 3,770 respectively, up by Tk 100 from the previous rates.

The price of traditional (sanatan) category of gold remains unchanged at Tk 2,365 per gram while that of 21-carat (cadmium) silver at Tk 90 per gram.

According to traditional measure at Bangladeshi jewellery shops, the price of 22-carat gold would be Tk 51,322 per bhori (11.664 grams).

As per the BAJUS statement, the price of 23-carat platinum was fixed at Tk 5,500.

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