BUZZ-Gold and silver miners: Precious metal prices rise

Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:17am EST
 
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** U.S.-listed shares of gold and silver miners up premarket as prices of precious metals rise

** Gold extends gains to climb to its highest since October, boosted by safe-haven demand triggered by continued slump in oil prices and weakness in some equities markets

** Spot gold up 0.4 pct at $1,238.50 an ounce, while spot silver up 3 pct at $17.07 an ounce as of 8.50 a.m. ET

** AngloGold Ashanti Ltd up 4 pct at $11.20; Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd up 1.9 pct at $31.40; Kinross Gold Corp up 2.6 pct at $3.53; Coeur Mining Inc up 2.1 pct at $6.23

** Endeavour Silver Corp up 5 pct at $2.75; Silver Standard Resources Inc up 5.2 pct at $6.62; Silver Wheaton Corp up 2 pct at $23.18