|Chennai||Rs. 25020.00 (-0.32%)|
|Mumbai||Rs. 26110.00 (0.19%)|
|Delhi||Rs. 25850.00 (0%)|
|Kolkata||Rs. 25720.00 (-0.66%)|
|Kerala||Rs. 24850.00 (-0.6%)|
|Bangalore||Rs. 25200.00 (0%)|
|Hyderabad||Rs. 25020.00 (-0.2%)|
India, the world's biggest gold importer, is likely to take more steps to curb purchases of bullion, a senior official with India's second-biggest gold importer, state-run MMTC Ltd, told reporters on Monday.
India's passion for gold, seen by many as a hedge against persistently high inflation, has led hefty imports which have contributed to a rise in its current account deficit, which reached an all-time high of 5.4 percent of gross domestic product in the July-September quarter.
In January, the south Asian country raised the import tax on gold by 2 percentage points to 6 percent.