Kathmandu, February 17:
The price of gold today touched another record high of Rs 28,400 per tola (11.664 gram), an increment by Rs 550 over yesterdayâ€™s price.
Yesterday, gold was traded at Rs 27,850 per tola. The price of precious yellow metal increased in the domestic market because of weak Nepali rupee. â€œThe US dollar against nepali rupee is at Rs 78.90 today against yesterdayâ€™s Rs 78.25 per dollar,â€ said Tej Ratna Shakya, president of Nepal Gold and Silver Dealersâ€™ Association (NEGOSIDA).
â€œApart from that the price of precious yellow metal in the international market also went up,â€
he added. Yesterday, per ounce gold was $941.70 in the international market whereas today it is $957 per ounce today.
Gold this week opened at Rs 27,900 per tola.