CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls after Brussels attack, investors eye budget
* TSX down 26.73 points, or 0.2 percent, to 13,534.36
* Eight of the TSX's 10 main groups were lower
TORONTO, March 22 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index fell on Tuesday, led by losses for financial stocks as deadly blasts in Brussels prompted a flight towards safe-haven assets such as gold, helping boost shares of gold miners.
Travel-related stocks fell, with Air Canada down 1.9 percent at C$8.99 and Westjet Airlines Ltd off 2.9 percent at C$19.45. Canadian National Railway fell 1 percent to C$80.69. Industrials fell 0.8 percent.
Thirty-four people were killed in attacks on Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train in the Belgian capital on Tuesday, according to public broadcaster VRT, triggering security alerts across Europe and bringing some cross-border traffic to a halt.
The most influential weights on the Canadian index also included some of the biggest banks, with Royal Bank of Canada falling 0.7 percent to C$74.82 and Bank of Nova Scotia off 0.5 percent at C$63.33.
The financials group slipped 0.6 percent.
At 10:14 a.m. EDT (1414 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index fell 26.73 points, or 0.2 percent, to 13,534.36. Continued...