Gold price skyrockets in Pakistan and around the world  

By: News Desk      Published: 03:50 PM, 8 Jul, 2020
Gold price skyrockets in Pakistan and around the world  

Gold prices saw a record surge in Pakistan on Wednesday as 24-carat gold price increased by Rs2,400 per tola, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

With this increase, the price for 24-carat gold has now reached a historic high of Rs108,300 per tola.

The price of 10-gram gold has climbed up to Rs92,850 with an increase of Rs2,058.

The precious metal had already forged a seven-year peak on commodity markets last month as traders sought shelter from the COVID-19 pandemic and its destructive economic impact.

Gold above $1,800 an ounce, first time since 2011

Gold reached above $1,800 an ounce Wednesday for the first time since 2011, with the precious metal benefitting from its haven status as the coronavirus outbreak triggers global economy fears.

Gold hit $1,800.86 an ounce around 0830 GMT on the London Bullion Market, the highest level in 8.5 years, as a weaker dollar also makes the metal priced in the US unit attractive to investors. "It is little surprise that the original safe haven is continuing its rally," said Carlo Alberto De Casa, chief analyst at ActivTrades. "Investors are still buying stocks but it seems they want to be covered in case of any market correction."

Neil Wilson, chief market analyst for Markets.com, said gold was winning support also thanks to fears of high inflation caused by central bank stimulus to prop up the global economy.

"The gold bull thesis rests not only on the requirement for safe assets given the economic uncertainty, but also longer term on fears of a surge in inflation caused by the massive increase in the money supply," he said in a client note.

Gold's record-high stands at $1,921.18 an ounce.