New Delhi, Apr 6 (PTI) Gold prices went up by 0.31 per cent to Rs 30,642 per 10 grams in futures trade today as speculators raised bets amid positive global cues.

In futures trading at the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for delivery in June rose by Rs 95, or 0.31 per cent, to Rs 30,642 per ten grams in a business turnover of 917 lots.

Likewise, the yellow metal for delivery in August was trading higher by Rs 92, or 0.30 per cent, to Rs 30,801 per ten grams in 15 lots.

Analysts said, widening of positions by participants in tandem with firm trend overseas as investors sought safer assets amid concerns about escalating trade tensions between the US and China, influenced gold prices here at futures trade.

Globally, gold rose 0.10 per cent to USD 1,327.50 an ounce in Singapore.

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