Meanwhile, reports from Tokyo said gold advanced on Thursday as energy prices edged up, but investors were unwilling to take large buy positions as the year-end holidays are approaching. 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 today.
Silver fell to USD 13.93/13.98 an ounce from USD 13.80/13.85 late in New York which did not effect on the domestic prices.
Following were the opening rates of spot silver and gold in the Bombay Bullion Market today: Silver (per kg) .999 fineness grade: Rs 18,920 Gold (per 10 gm): Gold 99.5 purity standard mint Rs 10,260 Gold 99.9 purity pure Gold Rs 10,310