Reliance ties up with Muthoot for gold retailing

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Kochi, Dec 4: To tap the growing Gifts, Greetings and Stationery Products (GGSP) market in south India, 'Reliance Money', the financial services and distribution arm of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, today announced a distribution tie-up with Kerala-based 'Muthoot Group' for the retailing of pure gold coins.

Under the tie-up, 'Reliance Money' would retail branded gold coins through more than 525 'Muthoot Group' outlets in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, according to Reliance Company Director and CEO Sudip Bandyopadhyay said here today.

The gold coins would be available in half and one gram, five and eight grams denominations, which would be of 24 carat with 999.9 purity, he said.

He said the Company imports gold from Valcambi in Switzerland and it comes in a tamper-proof sealed cover with 'Swiss Assyar's Certificate' for retailing in India.

''The Company will fix the price of gold according to the day's gold market situation and was planning to introduce buy-back policy shortly,'' Mr Bandyopadhyay said.

Muthoot Group MD George Alexander Muthoot said ''the alliance will help 'Reliance Money' leverage our distribution network optimally, while offering us an opportunity to enhance our portfolio of product offerings.''

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