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Friday, December 27, 2013

India gold tax hits bridal budgets; smuggling up

A customer looks into a mirror recently as she tries out gold jewelry at a shop in Mumbai, India. It’s the wedding season in India, and by tradition a bride wears all the gold her family can afford. Increases in import duties and a rise in gold prices have bridal customers grumbling.