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Like every state’s cultural capital, Thrissur is that of Kerala’s. It lies 275 km north-west of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram. What was once the capital of Kingdom of Cochin is currently a hub for education, commerce, finance, jewellery and textile business. Gold jewellery manufacturing and buying is a thriving business here as Malayalis believe the yellow metal to be an auspicious symbol for women. Gold rate in Thrissur is eagerly sought by many to make these purchases. Dhanalakshmi Bank, Catholic Syrian Bank, and South Indian Bank all hold their headquarters here. Thrissur is a picturesque place with beautiful backwaters attracting tourists all year round. Vadakkunnathan Temple Guruvayur Temple, Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours, Paramekavu Bhagvathy Temple, Shakthan Thampuran Palace, Marottichal Waterfalls, and Chavakkad Beach are some of the beautiful places to visit here. The Thrissur Pooram, is a terrific temple festival enjoyed and celebrated by many

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Effect of GST on Gold Prices.

The implementation of GST has particularly affected the prices of commodities like gold.

Effect of GST on Gold Prices

As per the new tax structure, the GST on gold is set at 3% for both finished and unfinished products, which will be paid by the end consumer.

Apart from this, the tax regime also levies an additional 5% on making charges of gold jewellery. The additional charges have upshot the price of gold as there were no making charges in the previous taxation system. This rate is, however, a revised version which was initially set at 18%. The initial GST on making charges would have affected the prices of the finished products massively since end-consumers had to bear all the expenses. However, the 3% GST, the 10% import duty, and 5% making charges have made the yellow metal’s price increase by 0.75%.

How is gold rate determined?

There are many micro and macroeconomic factors that determine the gold rates in India. Some of the factors that influence that gold rates are: gold production, inflation, government’s gold reserves, demand and supply of the gold commodity in the market, import rates, interest rates, taxes, local demand, etc. Since an unprecedented emergency is likely to arise at any moment, being a resident here, it is good to have an eye on the latest gold rates in cityname. The market price of the gold and the gold valuation offered by the lender is likely to vary. The lender calculates the average gold price of 22-Karat gold according to the rates from the past thirty dates. This is how the lender concludes on the gold gram rate. The value of the gold loan that you get is dependent on two factors – the average gold price and the lender’s LTV (loan to value) ratio. The RBI has also directed the lender to disburse up to 90% of the market value of the gold till March 31, 2021.

What is QE and how does it affect Gold Prices?

Quantitative easing, or commonly known as QE, is an economic policy. It comes into action, in case other policies have run out of steam and stopped working.

  • Definition of Quantitative Easing:QE is monetary policy that promotes the idea of injecting money into an economy not by regulations, but instead via printing currency. Typically QE is regarded as a short-term solution to boost the economy after a crisis.
  • Significance of QE:Typically, Central Banks around the world uses interest rate manipulation as the primary technique to control the flow of money in an economy. However, lowering interest rates did not work during the economic downturn of 2008 and countries resorted to this method.
  • The Methodology of QE:As already mentioned, central banks inject money into an economy with this method. In case, the inflation is low, and banks are not lending, central banks then print new money and buy assets. This sudden increase in money drops interest rates and the value of a currency, which prompts banks to lend at a lower rate. Resultantly, economic activities increase.

The connection between QE and Gold is inversely proportional. It means, with the implementation of quantitative easing, the price of gold drops and vice versa. Thus, conservative investors, who believe gold is the future, advises investing more in gold, instead of other modes.

How is Gold’s purity determined?

Gold holds an impeccable value in terms of quantifying one’s wealth as well as for investment. Thus, judging the quality and purity of gold is of utmost importance, both for buyers and for traders.

Primarily, the gold’s purity is determined through the Karat system that measures the same on a scale from 0 to 24. For instance, a 24 karats gold jewellery contains 100% gold. On the other hand, in a 14K gold jewellery, the percentage of gold is 58.33%, and the rest is other metal or alloy.

The gold purity can be measured both by percentage and parts per thousand. However, to convert the Karat into a percentage, one needs to divide the Karat number by 24 and then multiply it by 100.

Another easy way to determine gold’s purity is by checking the hallmark stamp on gold jewellery. This hallmark includes the authorised logo, date of manufacturing, carat weight or fineness of the gold in question. In several countries, including India, it is mandatory to sell gold jewellery with hallmark stamp. 

Lastly, the traders generally use an electronic gold tester to measure the quality and purity of gold. It shows the result accurately within seconds.

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