BUZZ-Gold and silver miners: Shares rise as gold hits near 4-month high
** U.S.-listed shares of gold and silver miners up after gold hits highest in nearly 4 months as ailing stock markets, global growth worries and softer dollar prompt investors to seek safety in hard assets
** Spot gold hits peak of $1,182.60 per ounce, its strongest since Oct. 16; it was up 0.5 pct at $1,178.76 at 1326 GMT
** Kinross Gold Corp's shares up 8.6 pct, Eldorado Gold Corp up 5.6 pct, Barrick Gold Corp up 2.5 pct, Newmont Mining Corp up 3 pct, AngloGold Ashanti Ltd up 1.9 pct
** Silver up 0.3 pct at $15.01 per ounce
** First Majestic Silver Corp up 1.9 pct, Endeavour Silver Corp up 2.2 pct, Silver Standard Resources Inc up 2.6 pct
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