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Mangalore

Mangalore, officially called Mangaluru, owes its name to Mangaladevi temple whose deity is revered here. The significant port city in Karnataka is flanked by Arabian sea and Western Ghats on each side. It is located 352 km from the capital city of Bangalore and is accessible by road, railways, air and sea. Its proximity to the sea gives it the edge for port-related activities which contribute majorly to the economy followed by commercial, industrial and agricultural activities. People here take gold loan to fund their businesses and start ups which requires thorough knowledge and monitoring of gold rate in Mangalore. Being aware of day to day gold rates help the person be informed of the right to avail the loan. Famous tourist destinations include the Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, New Mangalore Port, St. Aloysius Chapel, Sultan Battery, Ullal Beach. A famous international kite festival is held every year at the Panambur Beach which is another tourist hotspot.

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KDM vs Hallmark gold - What's the difference?

The purity of the gold and the quality of the gold are two different factors that people often get confused over. Hallmark gold and KDM gold are the two types of gold that usually leads to some confusion. The two types of gold are considerably different with regards to their composition. The KDM gold has a purity level of 92%, where the gold is a mixture of 8% of cadmium and 92% of gold. Since there are some health risks associated with KDM gold, it is no longer in sale in the market. On the other hand, Hallmark gold has a certification by the Bureau of Indian Standards. The Hallmark gold is testes in assaying centers approved by the BIS. There are four varieties of hallmark gold: 23 karat, 22 karat, 21 karat and 18 karat. The purity of the gold is directly proportional to the karat rate. The higher the karat rate, the higher the purity.

Effect of GST on Gold Prices.

Goods and Services Tax has unified the earlier payable taxes like Value Added Tax (VAT), Customs duty, Central Excise duty, etc., and the whole indirect tax structure has been brought under one umbrella.

  • GST on Gold

GST on gold is levied when individuals opt for buying gold jewellery or bars. Individuals need to pay several taxes depending on the various processes involved in gold trading, manufacturing, and purchasing. To be precise, individuals need to pay GST of 5% on making charges, 10% on import duty and 3% on gold. However, the GST on making charges is a product of the new tax regime.

  • Impact of GST on Gold Prices

The new tax structure and implementation of several taxes have made gold expensive by 0.75%. Apart from the impact on gold prices, GST has stretched its effects on gold imports as well as across the organised and unorganised sectors, which are invariably linked with the increasing price of gold. 

How is Gold’s purity determined?

Gold is one of the most valuable metals known to humankind, and it can be used for multiple purposes. Besides, making jewellery, gold is also commonly used to avail funds during a financial crunch.

Thus, it is vital to measure the purity of gold to make the most of its equity. Following are some of the ways.

  • Karat System

It constitutes one of the most common ways to determine the quality and purity of gold. Denoted by “K”, this measurement system depends on a scale that ranges from 0 to 24. For instance, a god article of 1 Karat means that that particular gold item consists of 1 part of gold and 23 parts of other metals or alloys. It also means, the closer to 24K, the purer the gold.

  • Hallmarking

Most gold articles, including jewellery, come with an inscription called “hallmark” that carries the symbol of gold purity, its fineness, date of manufacturing, etc. Most countries, including India, have mandated gold jewellers to carry the BIS hallmark.

  • Other Methods

Besides these, most traders use conventional acid test or use an electronic gold tester to determine gold purity accurately.

Irrespective of the method, assessing gold purity is essential for both buyers and traders.

What is QE and how does it affect Gold Prices?

The intention behind applying quantitative easing is to counter the situation created by an economic slump. Typically, during an economic downturn, the demand for credit goes down and deflation hits. Even though central banks around the world use interest rate manipulation to tackle such situations, QE is usually their last resort.

Points to Know about QE

  1. It is a part of a country’s designated monetary policy
  2. Even though it existed for a long time, the recession of 2008 saw its implementation on a broader scale.
  3. In QE, central banks print new currency to buy assets and inject more cash in the system.
  4. It affects the value of a currency
  5. It works effectively to counter deflation and stimulate an economy
  6. QE is considered as a short-term measure
  • Quantitative Easing and Gold

The relationship between QE and gold is inversely proportionate. It means when money is injected into the system, the price of gold goes down. Although extra money makes it seem like the gold prices are soaring, that isn’t the case.

With the implementation of this tactic, the gold prices largely remain the same, grow but at a slower pace, or even go down during certain instances.

Here Quantitative Easing Tapering is also vital to know about. It means when a central bank agrees to stop new currency printing, which results in a shortfall in the system. So, the flow of cash goes down, but the amount of gold remains the same. Hence, the price of gold increases steeply.

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