CANADA STOCKS-TSX hits 2-week low as financial and energy stocks drop
* TSX down 62.45 points, or 0.47 percent, at 13,317.03
* Seven of the TSX's 10 main groups were lower
TORONTO, March 24 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index fell to a two-week low on Thursday, with financial-sector and energy stocks declining as a drop in oil prices weighed on the resource-linked index.
The most influential movers on the index were bank stocks, including Royal Bank of Canada, which fell 1.4 percent to C$73.93, and Bank of Nova Scotia, which declined 1.6 percent to C$62.26.
The heavily weighted financials group fell 1.3 percent, while the energy group was down 1.1 percent.
Suncor Energy Inc fell 0.8 percent to C$35.30, while Canadian Natural Resources was down 1 percent at C$34.42.
U.S. crude prices were down 2.8 percent at $38.66 a barrel, dented by record-high stockpiles in the United States and a stronger dollar.
At 10:42 a.m. EDT (1442 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 62.45 points, or 0.47 percent, at 13,317.03. It touched its lowest since March 7 at 13,255.47.
Seven of the index's 10 main groups were lower. Continued...