CANADA STOCKS-TSX little changed as energy decline offset by banks

Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:32pm EST
 
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* TSX up 33.08 points, or 0.23 percent, at 14,635.96

* Eight of 10 main index sectors advance

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By John Tilak

TORONTO, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index was little changed in choppy trading on Thursday after a decline in energy shares was offset by gains in financials and most other major sectors.

Investors remained nervous about the Federal Reserve's outlook for raising U.S. interest rates and the uncertainty surrounding Greece's recent election results.

Choppiness in the price of U.S. crude oil helped send shares of energy producers down 1.1 percent.

The Fed said on Wednesday the U.S. economy was expanding "at a solid pace," signaling to investors the U.S. central bank was on track to raise rates later this year.

The benchmark TSX, which tumbled about 1.6 percent on Wednesday, slipped to its lowest in a week before rebounding slightly.   Continued...