BUZZ-Iron ore miners: Shares fall after metal prices slide

Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:53am EDT
 
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** Iron ore miners' shares down after metal prices hit multi-year lows on Friday

** Metal prices fell after weaker-than-expected data from China and the euro zone raised concerns about global growth

** BHP Billiton Ltd's U.S.-listed shares down 2 pct at $36.19, Rio Tinto Plc down 3.6 pct at $37.28, Vale SA down 4 pct at $5.06, Cliffs Natural Resources Inc down 9 pct at $2.52

** Canadian miner First Quantum Minerals Ltd's Toronto-listed shares down 2.5 pct at C$11.98

** Dow Jones U.S. Iron & Steel index down 1.7 pct; Thomson Reuters Canada metal and mining index down 1.8 pct

** Up to Thursday's close, Dow Jones U.S. Iron & Steel index had fallen nearly 17 pct this year, while Thomson Reuters Canada metal and mining index had fallen about 22 pct