August 22, 2016 / 3:52 PM / in a year

BUZZ-Gold, silver miners down as precious metal prices fall

** U.S.-listed shares of gold and silver miners down after gold prices slide

** Gold hits 2-week low on Monday as upbeat comments from Federal Reserve officials on U.S. economy boosted expectations that central bank could lift interest rates sooner rather than later

** Gold down 0.2 pct at $1,337.46 an ounce

** Shares of world’s biggest gold producer Barrick Gold Corp down 1.9 pct at $20.22

** Gold miners: Sibanye Gold Ltd down 4 pct, McEwen Mining Inc 3.8 pct, Anglogold Ashanti Ltd 3.2 pct

** Silver hits 7-week low of $18.88 an ounce; now down 2.3 pct at $18.89

** Silver miners: Endeavour Silver Corp down 5 pct, First Majestic Silver Corp 3.9 pct, Fortuna Silver Mines Inc 3.7 pct

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