Gold prices cross Tk60,000 mark

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As per the new decision, each bhori of gold was increased by Tk1,166, while 21-carat will be sold at Tk58,028, and 18-carat at Tk53,012 in the local market

Bangladesh Jewellers Samity (BAJUS) increased prices of all types of gold, as each bhori of 22-carat gold would cost Tk60,361 per bhori, with effect from Sunday.

As per the new decision, each bhori of gold was increased by Tk1,166, while 21-carat will be sold at Tk58,028, and 18-carat at Tk53,012 in the local market.

According to a statement of the Samity issued on Saturday, its General Secretary Dilip Kumar Agarwala said they had taken the decision as the price of dollar against the Taka was on the upward trend in local bullion markets.

For the traditional method, in which gold is acquired from old ornaments but there is no standard of purity, the price remains unchanged at Tk40,241 per bhori.

Price of silver also remains unchanged at Tk933 per bhori.

Earlier, the jewellers association had hiked the gold prices thrice last year.