New Delhi: Gold sank 4.2 percent to the lowest level in more than five years, dropping for a sixth day, on prospects for higher U.S. interest rates and after China said it held less metal in reserves than some analysts expected. Platinum extended its decline to the lowest since 2009.
Bullion for immediate delivery fell as low as $1,086.18 an ounce, the lowest price since March 2010, and traded at $1,099.09 at 9:42 a.m. in Singapore. Prices sank 2.5 percent last week, the most since March. On the other hand, Platinum remained below $1,000 an ounce after piercing that level for the first time since 2009 on Friday, reflecting rising supply and slower demand from jewellers and the automotive sector.