Why more Indians will be rushing to buy gold this Akshaya Tritiya

Gold jewellery sale is expected to rise sharply on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya this year, after an appreciating rupee prompted many to book a piece for delivery on the due date. A stronger rupee has meant the Indian price rise is slower than abroad.

Akshaya Tritiya is on the coming Friday; it is considered one of the most auspicious occasions to buy a precious metal, primarily gold. In earlier years, people bought coins; the trend has shifted to token purchase of light jewellery, with the high prices. This year, bookings are skewed towards gold jewellery, in a price band of Rs …

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