CANADA STOCKS-TSX steady as market awaits word on Greek talks

Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:57am EST
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* TSX up 9.70 points, or 0.06 percent, at 15,122.22

* Six of the 10 main index sectors advance

* Suncor, Canadian Natural follow oil prices lower

* Air Canada tumbles after earnings report

By John Tilak

TORONTO, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index was little changed on Wednesday as the market braced for the outcome of a euro zone finance ministers meeting where a debt deal for Greece will be discussed, while oil company shares dropped as crude prices were again pressured.

The meeting between Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and his euro zone peers comes after the country's new leftist-led government won a parliamentary confidence vote on its refusal to extend an international bailout.

The benchmark TSX is up about 3.1 percent or so far this month, strengthening after sluggish start this year.

"You need more confidence out there. The greater the confidence, the more investors are going to dip into the waters," said Irwin Michael, portfolio manager at ABC Funds.   Continued...