October 15, 2018 / 10:51 AM / 5 months ago

BUZZ-Gold stocks: Rise as investors look to safe assets amid trade tensions

** U.S.-listed shares of gold producers rise premarket as investors sought refuge after a slide in European equities compounded jitters on global stock markets

** Spot gold up 1.1 pct at $1,231.45 an ounce by 0958 GMT, having touched their highest since July 26 at $1,233.26

** U.S. gold futures rise 1.1 pct to $1,235

** Gold miners up: Drdgold Ltd rises 10.7 pct, Barrick Gold Corp 2.8 pct, Harmony Gold Mining Corp 4.5 pct, AngloGold Ashanti Ltd 5.2 pct, Kinross Gold Corp 2.4 pct, Newmont Mining Corp 1.9 pct

** A sell-off in equities market last week, helped gold break above the narrow trading range of the past 1-1/2 months, with the metal rising as much as 2.5 pct on Thursday (Reporting by Laharee Chatterejee in Bengaluru)

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