Feb 27, 1998, 12:01 AM
News Code: 9120985
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'97 in country gold-consuming largest world's india, has gold acquiring for penchant indians' -- irna 27, .feb delhi, new the in happenings the or economy depressed the by dettered been not .markets asian gold world the by released report the in indicated amply is this record a consumed india that states which today, here (wgc) council 45 or tonnes 229 of incraese an 1997, in metal yellow of tonnes 737 world's the it making mark, year's previous the than higher cent per .country gold-consuming largest 5.526 to cent per 88 by up went year the during imports official the to attributed is increase this .1996 in tonnes 8.279 from tonnes 1997, 1, january from .measures deregulation market gold government's the twice months, six every gold of kg 10 bring to permitted were nris 56 by increased route this through in brought gold .quantum previous .tonnes 7.397 to cent per agencies authorised allowed government the 16, october from also, in brought gold .scheme licence' general 'open under gold import to .1997 in tonnes 4.49 to cent per 98 by increased scheme this under 8.48 in brought banks while tonnes, 6.30 imported agents channelising .tonnes demonstrated best is 1997 in gold for demand indian of extent the kong, hong china, of demand combined the equals it that fact the by vietnam, indonesia, korea, south including) asia south-east and taiwan to cent per 10 by down was which ,(singapore and malaysia thailand, key several in crisis currency and economic the reflecting tonnes, 742 .year the of half second the during countries ms/ma/dh end