BUZZ-Miners extend gains as metals rally

Fri Mar 4, 2016 5:48am EST
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** Mining stocks rallying as copper prices are poised to post biggest weekly gains since Sept.

** Antofagasta, Glencore, Anglo American , BHP Billiton up 4-5 pct; Rio Tinto up 2 pct

** Antofagasta top of the FTSE, at 10-mth highs and within striking distance of its 200-day SMA

** Stocks have been gaining over the last week - Anglo and BHP set for their 7th-straight day of gains, Rio and Glencore have risen 6 of the last 7 days

** Stoxx 600 Basic Resources Index best performing sector in Europe, up 2 pct, and at highest levels since Dec. (