TSX falls as lower commodity prices weigh on resource stocks

Tue Mar 8, 2016 4:18pm EST
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TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index fell on Tuesday as lower commodity prices weighed on energy and mining stocks, overshadowing gains for financials and defensive sectors.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed down 72.55 points, or 0.54 percent, at 13,311.05. Six of the index's 10 main groups ended lower.

(Reporting by Fergal Smith; Editing by Chris Reese)

A sign board displaying Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) stock information is seen in Toronto June 23, 2014.  REUTERS/Mark Blinch