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Mukesh Kumar
Market Intelligence Group
World Gold Council

Gold shines brighter on Akshaya Tritiya

Akshaya Tritiya is one of the most auspicious occasions in Hindu religion. The word Akshaya means ‘Eternal’ and Akshaya Tritiya is thus considered an auspicious day for, among other things, starting a business, buying a property or making an investment. Buying gold on Akshaya Tritiya is believed to bring good fortune and prosperity. On the day itself, there is even a specific time period which is seen as auspicious for buying gold – the shubh muhurat.

Ray Jia
Research Manager
World Gold Council

VAT in China

In March the amount of gold that left Shanghai Gold Exchange vaults - also known as the SGE loadouts - hit 218t. This is a chunky number. It is the highest March on record, almost 30% higher than the average monthly loadout since the start of 2016 and a 13% increase on March 2018.