The global price of gold increased by $48.7 an ounce in the trading session in New York last night, sending the price in Vietnam soaring by VND1million a tael (1.2 ounces) on September 2.
Gold prices soar in the global market as disappointing US unemployment figures released
Saigon Jewellery Company, the biggest gold shop in Vietnam, bought gold at VND47.800 million and sold at VND48.100 million at 9:17 am local time in Ho Chi Minh City on September 2.
Hanoi-based Bao Tin Minh Chau Jewellery Company purchased SJC-branded gold at VND47.7 million and sold at VND48.45 million at the same time.
Investors rushed to buy gold as more disappointing unemployment figures from the US poured in.
Unemployment figures have remained unchanged since August, well below market expectations and even below Goldman Sachs negatively revised forecast. The unemployment rate in the US remained at 9.1 per cent in September.
Domestic gold fetched around VND800,000 higher than global price which stands at VND47,300 million.
The price of the heavy metal, in the trading session in New York last night, reached the highest level since August 23.