April 13, 2016 / 4:26 PM / in 2 years

BUZZ-Shares of miners rise after bright Chinese outlook

** U.S.-listed shares of miners up as prices for commodities rise

** Zinc surges to eight-month peak after Chinese trade data brightened the outlook for demand in the world’s biggest metals consumer, China

** Three-month zinc on the London Metal Exchange up 3 pct at $1,888/tonne; aluminum up 1.7 pct at $1,560.50/tonne; copper up 1.3 pct at $4,826/tonne

** Cliffs Natural Resources Inc up 11.6 pct, Freeport-McMoRan Inc 6.4 pct

** U.S.-listed shares of BHP Billiton Plc up 7.3 pct, Rio Tinto Plc up 6.7 pct and Vale SA up 6 pct

** Toronto-listed miners also rise: HudBay Minerals Inc 7.8 pct, First Quantum Minerals Ltd 7.1 pct, Taseko Mines Ltd 2.8 pct

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