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Gold rush grips China as people on buying spree

Posted by truthpills on 2009/12/31

December 29, 2009 06:55:00 IST

BEIJING (Commodity Online): As the year nears to a close and 2010 is all set to shine, there is gold glittering in the Chinese landscape. There is a mad gold rush going on across China as people are on the streets, swarming gold jewellery shops to buy coins, bars and ornaments during an year-end shopping spree.

China is today the world’s largest gold market. China recently overtook India and emerged as the largest gold consumer in the world. The dragon land is the largest global gold producer.

In this following feature, China Daily reports on the ongoing gold rush in China:

“Gold jewelry sales jumped more than 30 percent over the weekend in Beijing, as bargain shoppers swarmed the city’s major jewelry stores on year-end promotions.

In a collective sales campaign after international gold prices fell, stores including Caibai, Gongmei and China Gold reduced the pure gold’s price by as much as 9 yuan per gram, with more Christmas-themed jewelry designs for shoppers to choose from.

According to the Beijing Morning Post, the China National Gold has doubled its sales to 40 kg per day. Caibai, the largest gold store in China, reported 30 percent more business than last year over the weekend after they drop the price from 278 yuan to 269 yuan per gram.
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