August 10, 2017 / 1:24 AM / 2 months ago

BUZZ-Australia's gold stocks up as global prices rise on N.Korea tensions

** Gold miners Newcrest Mining, AngloGold Ashanti and Alacer Gold rise in the range of 2.6 pct to 6.5 pct

** Gold rose to the highest in nearly two months on Wednesday after North Korea said it was considering an attack on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam

** The Australian gold index rose as much as 1.85 pct

** Dacian Gold, up 1.4 percent, sees its busiest trading day in over 3 months; about 2.4 mln shares change hands, compared with the 30-day average of 243,918 shares

** Independence Group, up 4 pct, was among the top gainers on the Australian main index (Reuters Messaging: rushil.dutta.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net)

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