January 12, 2018 / 1:21 PM / 9 months ago

BUZZ-Gold stocks rise as bullion set for 5th-straight weekly gain

** U.S.-listed gold stocks up as precious metal gains favor after drop in dollar

** Spot price up ~0.7 pct at $1,331.61 per ounce at 1227 GMT - set for 5th straight week of gains

** Euro jumps after ECB signals to begin to wind down its 2.5 tln euro ($3.01 tln) stimulus program this yr

** Dollar slips as ebbing political uncertainty in Germany makes euro more attractive

** U.S.-listed gold stocks rise: Yamana Gold 3.5 pct, AngloGold Ashanti and Harmony Gold nearly 3 pct, Barrick Gold 1.4 pct, Goldcorp 1.2 pct

** Over past 12 months gold prices have risen ~11 pct while dollar has fallen nearly 10 pct (Reporting by Taenaz Shakir in Bengaluru)

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