BUZZ-New Zealand-listed shares of OceanaGold fall on lower Q2 production

Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:00pm EDT
 
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** New Zealand-listed OceanaGold Corp falls as much as 17.5 pct to its lowest since May 4

** On Thursday, the gold producer said Q2 gold production fell 5.8 pct to 85,853 ounces, compared to Q1's 91,146 ounces

** Company reported net loss of about $1 mln in Q2, compared with a profit of $24.5 mln in Q1

** OceanaGold said on Thursday it planned to acquire Romarco Minerals Inc for about C$856 mln

** 81,980 shares change hands, compared with 30-day average of 44,345 shares

** Stock up about 43.2 pct this year as of Thursday's close

** Company's Australia-listed shares fell as much as 17.2 pct

(Reuters messaging:; justin.varghese.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net)