March 10, 2019 / 11:34 PM / 4 months ago

BUZZ-Australia's Newcrest Mining rises on buying Canadian copper-gold mine

** Shares of gold miner Newcrest Mining rise as much as 3.6 pct to A$25.38, their highest since Feb 26

** Co says it has agreed to acquire a copper and gold mine in Canada from Toronto-listed Imperial Metals Corp for $806.5 mln; Chief Executive Sandeep Biswas says the miner is still open to new purchases

** Stock posts biggest intraday pct gain since Jan 30

** Stock among the top intraday movers on the Australian Gold Index, also among the top boost to the index

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