March 28, 2019 / 4:43 PM / 8 months ago

BUZZ-Gold cos fall as bullion slides on firmer dollar

** U.S.-listed shares of gold producers fall as bullion prices slid more than a percent on a stronger dollar

** Spot gold down ~1.5 pct at $1290.96 per ounce

** Against a basket of other currencies, the dollar gained 0.44 percent to $97.203

** U.S.-listed shares of Harmony Gold down ~7 pct, Gold Fields and AngloGold Ashanti fall ~6 pct, Iamgold Corp drop ~5 pct

** Barrick Gold down ~3 pct, Newmont Mining Corp slips 1.6 pct

** Until we get an external catalyst, gold will continue to take its cues from the dollar - Peter Hug, Global Trading Director, Kitco Metals

** The U.S. dollar rose vs other currencies following more dovish soundings from central banks and renewed expectations that the European Central Bank will keep rates low for longer (Reporting by Debroop Roy in Bengaluru)

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