CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls as oil slump hurts energy stocks; BlackBerry tumbles

Fri Apr 1, 2016 10:15am EDT
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* TSX falls 140.96 points, or 1.04 percent, to 13,353.40

* All 10 of TSX's main groups down; energy off 2.6 percent

* BlackBerry falls 7.3 percent after earnings

TORONTO, April 1 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index fell more than 1 percent on Friday, dragged down by a fall in BlackBerry Ltd shares on disappointing earnings and a retreat in oil prices that weighed on energy companies.

The most influential weights on the index included Canadian Natural Resources, which declined 4.4 percent to C$33.60, as oil got hammered by a stronger U.S. dollar and doubts about the prospect of a deal to freeze output. The energy group retreated 2.6 percent.

The heavyweight financials group slipped 0.9 percent, with Bank of Nova Scotia falling 1.2 percent to C$61.99, and Royal Bank of Canada down 0.8 percent to C$74.27.

BlackBerry tumbled 7.3 percent to C$9.77 after the company reported a larger-than-expected slide in fourth-quarter revenue amid weak hardware sales.

At 9:56 a.m. EDT (1356 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 140.96 points, or 1.04 percent, to 13,353.40.   Continued...