The potential breakthrough within the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine has left governments scrambling to fulfill the logistical problem of distributing a whole bunch of thousands and thousands of doses as soon as it turns into accessible in coming months.
Gold futures on MCX had been down 0.22 per cent or Rs 111 at Rs 50,390 per 10 grams. Silver futures dipped 0.40 per cent or Rs 253 to Rs 62,791 per kg.
In the spot market, gold costs tanked Rs 662 to Rs 50,338 per 10 gram within the nationwide capital on Tuesday, in accordance with HDFC Securities. Silver costs additionally tumbled Rs 1,431 to Rs 62,217 per kilogram.
Globally, gold costs edged larger on Wednesday supported by hopes of extra US stimulus measures as surging COVID-19 circumstances threaten to hamper financial restoration, though optimism over vaccine developments restricted good points.
Spot gold rose 0.2 per cent to $1,879.31 per ounce by 0054 GMT. US gold futures had been up 0.1 per cent at $1,878.70.
The greenback index was regular, whereas Asian shares prolonged good points on progress in coronavirus vaccine.
Silver rose 0.2 per cent to $24.26. Platinum fell 0.1 per cent to $881.98, whereas palladium gained 0.5 per cent to $2,465.36.