August 15, 2018 / 4:30 PM / a month ago

BUZZ-Gold stocks fall after metal prices hit over 18-month low

** U.S.-listed stocks of gold miners fall after the precious metal’s prices slipped to more than 18-month low on dollar’s strength

** Recent declines in the Turkish lira weighs on the yellow metal as investors flee to buy more dollars instead; YTD, spot gold has declined >9 pct, while dollar has gained >5 pct

** Spot gold down 1 pct at $1,181.41/ounce at 1338 GMT after hitting lowest since January 2017 at $1,180.48

** U.S.-listed shares of AngloGold Ashanti, Barrick Gold and Harmony Gold hit over 2-1/2-yr low; Kinross Gold touches near 2-1/2 yr low

** Kinross has fallen for the 8th straight session, Barrick 5th and AngloGold 4th

** U.S.-listed shares of Eldorado Gold down ~6 pct (Reporting by Yadarisa Shabong in Bengaluru)

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