CANADA STOCKS-TSX slightly lower, gold miners up with bullion

Fri May 26, 2017 11:11am EDT
 
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* TSX down 21.05 points, or 0.14 percent, to 15,389.68

* Eight of TSX's 10 main groups move lower

* Index on track for 0.4 pct slip over week

TORONTO, May 26 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index moved slightly lower in morning trade on Friday as gains for gold miners on a push higher in bullion were offset by declines in some heavyweight banks.

At 10:57 a.m. ET (1457 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 21.05 points, or 0.14 percent, to 15,389.68.

Eight of its 10 main groups were lower, although decliners only slightly outnumbered advancers overall.

The index is on track for a 0.4 percent slip in the holiday-shortened week.

Gold miners were among the strongest gainers, as political uncertainty led investors to shun riskier assets in favor of the precious metal, pushing it to its highest in nearly four weeks.   Continued...