A bride wearing gold ornaments sits before taking her marriage vows during a mass wedding ceremony in New Delhi October 29, 2009. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi     By Surojit Gupta and Lesley Wroughton
MUMBAI/WASHINGTON, Nov 3 (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund has sold 200 tonnes of gold to the Reserve Bank of India for $6.7 billion, quietly executing half of a long-planned bullion sale. The deal fuelled speculation that other governments — including China — may be ready to diversify their reserves even at near-record gold prices.

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