However, the gains in the bullion were curbed by speculation of a rise in US borrowing costs after a top US Fed official saw the case for a rate hike in early 2015, dimming the appeal of the precious metal as a store of value.
Gold futures for October 2014 contract, at MCX, is trading at Rs. 26,699 per 10 grams, up by 0.11 per cent, after opening at Rs. 26,672, against the previous closing price of Rs 26,669. It touched an intra-day high of Rs 26,712. (At 11:21 AM).