Swiss SNB sold 9.82 tons of gold in past 10 days

SWITZERLAND - The Swiss National Bank sold around 9.82 metric tons of gold in the 10-day reporting period ended Wednesday, the central bank's regular statistics report showed Thursday.

The latest sales bring to around 456 tons the total the SNB has disposed of under a 1999 framework agreed among 15 central banks.

The central bank wants to sell a total of 1,300 tons of surplus gold under the five-year central bank framework. The SNB began sales in May 2000.