Meanwhile, reports from Tokyo said gold advanced on Tuesday as energy prices edged up, but investors were unwilling to take large buy positions ahead of the year-end holidays. The dollar's strength also weighed on the topside. Spot gold was trading at USD 796.40/797.20 an ounce as of 0054 GMT, up from USD 792.70/793.50 in New York on Friday.
Silver fell to USD 13.93/13.98 an ounce from USD 13.80/13.85 late in New York.
Following were the opening rates of spot silver and gold in the Bombay Bullion Market today: Silver (per kg) .999 fineness grade: Rs 18,750 Gold (per 10 gm): Gold 99.5 purity standard mint Rs 10,270 Gold 99.9 purity pure Gold Rs 10,320