August 13, 2018 / 1:06 PM / a month ago

BUZZ-Gold stocks down premarket as prices hit near 1-1/2-yr low

** U.S.-listed gold miners fall in premarket trading on prices of the precious metal hitting 17-month lows

** Gold loses out to U.S. Treasuries and a stronger dollar

** Spot gold had dropped 0.8 percent to $1,201.54 an ounce by 1053 GMT, its lowest since March 2017; U.S. gold futures were down 0.83 percent at $1,208.60 an ounce

** Investors seek refuge in U.S. Treasuries and a stronger dollar from a financial market rout triggered by a crashing Turkish lira

** U.S.-listed shares of Barrick Gold Corp down 1.3 pct premarket, Eldorado Gold ~2 pct, Kinross Gold 1.6 pct

** U.S.-listed shares of Harmony Gold Mining and Anglogold Ashanti about flat in premarket trading (Reporting by Yadarisa Shabong in Bengaluru)

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