CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls with energy retreat; Bombardier jump on deal talk

Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:32am EDT
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(Adds details on energy sector, Mitel and Bombardier deals, economic data, updates prices)

* TSX down 67.05 points, or 0.49 percent, at 13,601.24

* Two decliners for every advancing stock

* Index on track for 1.5 percent gain for the week

TORONTO, April 15 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index fell on Friday as a pullback in oil prices weighed on energy shares, while Bombardier Inc surged on reports that it is close to a deal to sell up to 125 CSeries jets to a U.S. airline.

The most influential weights on the index included Suncor Energy Inc, down 2 percent at C$36.17, and Canadian Natural Resources, which declined 2.5 percent to C$36.59.

The energy group retreated 2.4 percent, with oil lower in thin trading as analysts said a weekend meeting of major exporting countries would do little to help to clear global oversupply quickly, even though it would provide a floor for the market.

Bombardier advanced 9.8 percent to C$1.68 after the Wall Street Journal reported that Delta Air Lines Inc was in the final stages of a deal with the planemaker, citing three sources. A separate source told Reuters a deal was close.

At 9:59 a.m. EDT (1359 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 67.05 points, or 0.49 percent, at 13,601.24.   Continued...