Russian cenbank to restart buying gold from banks, will pay fixed price from March 28

March 25 (Reuters) - The Russian central bank will restart buying gold from banks and will pay a fixed price of 5,000 roubles ($52) per gramme between March 28 and June 30, the bank said on Friday.

The central bank, which suspended gold purchases from banks in mid-March to meet increased demand for the precious metal from households, said the resumption of buying would help ensure sustainable supply and the uninterrupted functioning of gold producers.

($1 = 96.25 roubles)

Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Alex Richardson

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