"Sales today are in less quantity compared to previous days, I did 25-30 deals, in all 150 kgs between $1,160-1,168 (an ounce) yesterday evening," said a dealer with a state-run bank in Mumbai....The article also said premiums on gold bars rose to $1.50/oz from $1.10.
Dealers said premiums charged on the market price of the yellow metal could inch higher on the back of contiued offtake from the world's largest consumer of bullion. "It's a seller's market now, for 4 buyers there is only one seller, demand-driven premium would be witnessed in coming days," said Pinakin Vyas, assistant vice-president with IndusInd Bank, a large gold importer.
The buying hesitation, which some had feared would take place, hasn't. Evidently, buyers see recent prices as a bargain worth snapping up.