Government to re-impose gold import curbs to check trade deficit
By GCRU Gold News on Monday, October 20 2014, 01:00 - Permalink
Barely months after gold import rules were eased, the government is looking to re-impose curbs as the country's insatiable appetite has led to a surge in the yellow metal coming into India, threatening to undermine the improvement in external balances.
The trade deficit worsened to an 18-month high of $14 billion in September following a 450% rise in gold imports as importers rushed to take advantage of lower prices. "Gold imports have risen since the norms were relaxed.