October 2, 2018 / 2:57 PM / in 2 months

BUZZ-Gold stocks: Rise after comments from Italian lawmaker spur equity sell off

** U.S.-listed shares of gold producers rise after stock markets sold off due to anti-euro comments by an Italian lawmaker

** Economics spokesman for Italy’ ruling League party, Claudio Borghi, said most of the country’s problems could be solved by having its own currency

** Spot gold rose 1.6 percent to $1,206.11 per ounce at 1404 GMT, its highest since September 21

** Gold stocks rise: AngloGold Ashanti up ~3 pct, Barrick Gold 2.5 pct, Harmony Gold 5.5 pct, Kinross Gold 3.6 pct, Eldorado Gold 4.3 pct (Reporting by John Benny in Bengaluru)

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