A salesman shows gold bangles to a customer at a jewellery showroom in Kolkata, India. Reuters
Ace sprinter Hima Das bagged her third international gold in two weeks after she bagged the top spot in women's 200m event at the Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet here in Czech Republic.
India’s foreign exchange reserves increased by $1.368 billion during the week ended May 10, official data showed. According to the Reserve Bank of India’s weekly statistical supplement, the overall forex reserves rose to $420 billion from $418.687 billion reported for the week ended May 3.
Gold demand was robust in India and Singapore this week as a correction in prices ahead of a key gold-buying festival boosted purchases even as major centres like China and Japan were closed for most of the week due to holidays.
Gold prices have hit a record high amid a rush for safe haven assets owing to the fears of a recession. Goehring & Rozencwajg, a research firm which focuses on investments in natural resources, says the great gold bull market has begun.
Opec and allied nations agreed on Saturday to extend a production cut of nearly 10 million barrels of oil a day through the end of July, hoping to boost energy prices hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
G20 members and invited countries have pledged more than $21 billion to fight COVID-19 and, with a spirit of solidarity, have shown they will spare no effort to protect lives and the most vulnerable.
Emaar chairman Mohamed Alabbar has told the UAE’s leading contractors that they must prepare for a new way of working as the economic activity gradually starts to pick up.