CANADA STOCKS-TSX slips as energy, financial losses offset miner gains

Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:41pm EST
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* TSX closes down 7.08 points, or 0.05 percent, at 15,328.15

* Eight of the TSX's 10 main groups move higher

* Index rises 0.5 pct over the week

By Alastair Sharp

TORONTO, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index slipped on Friday, ending a six-day rising streak as losses among energy and financial stocks outweighed gains for gold miners.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended down 7.08 points, or 0.05 percent, at 15,328.15. It rose 0.5 percent on the week.

Six of its 10 main groups rose, with the heavyweight energy group down 0.7 percent and financials off 0.2 percent. Those two sectors combine to account for 57 percent of the index's weight.

Crescent Point Energy Corp fell 1.9 percent to C$18.17 and Bank of Montreal slipped 0.2 percent to C$97.17.   Continued...