May 17, 2017 / 4:04 PM / in 6 months

BUZZ-Gold stocks: Trump turmoil weighs on dollar

(Adds details, updates prices)

** U.S.-listed shares of gold producers rise as precious metal hits two-week high

** Political turmoil and weak economic data in U.S. reduce expectations of aggressive interest rate hikes this year, pushing down dollar to its lowest in six months

** Spot gold climbed 1.7 pct to $1,257.41/ounce, U.S. gold futures were up 1.7 pct at $1,257.2/ounce at 1535 GMT

** Spot gold faces resistance at $1,245 per ounce and may temporarily hover below this level or retrace to support at $1,237.26 before retesting this barrier - Reuters technical analyst Wang Tao

** Barrick Gold, world’s biggest gold miner, up 1.5 pct

** U.S.-listed gold miners: Gold Fields Ltd up 4.67 pct, Anglogold Ashanti 4.63 pct, Harmony Gold Mining 3.1 pct, DRDGOLD Ltd 3.24 pct, Kinross Gold 3.1 pct

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