February 26, 2016 / 4:07 AM / a year ago

BUZZ-Australian gold miners rise; gold edges higher

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** Australian gold miners up after gold rises despite a rebound in stocks, on bullish technicals, fund flows

** Spot gold was up 0.2 pct at $1,236.60 an ounce by 0309 GMT, after rising 0.4 pct in the previous session

** Shares of gold mining giant Newcrest Mining Ltd rises 3.86 pct, while Evolution Mining Ltd adds 3.05 pct

** Smaller gold companies St. Barbara Ltd, Alacer Gold Corp and Regis Resources Ltd rise between 2.71 pct and 5.66 pct

** The benchmark ASX All Ordinaries Gold index rises as much as 2.5 pct, up about 33 pct this year as of Thursday's close (Reuters messaging:; justin.varghese.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net)

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