CANADA STOCKS-TSX slips on day, gains 0.9 pct in Sept and 4.7 pct in Q3

Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:38pm EDT
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* TSX ends down 28.57 points, or 0.19 percent, at 14,725.98

* Index gains 4.7 pct in qtr; 0.9 pct rise for Sept

By Fergal Smith

TORONTO, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index fell on Friday as this week's rally in energy stocks paused and gold stocks retreated as concerns about the health of Germany's biggest bank eased.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended down 28.57 points, or 0.19 percent, at 14,725.98.

It gained 0.9 percent in September and 4.7 percent in the third quarter, and is close to breaking to its highest level in more than a year.

The materials group, which includes precious and base metals miners and fertilizer companies, lost 1.4 percent. Teck Resources Ltd lost 3.8 percent to C$23.65.

Barrick Gold Corp shares fell 1.5 percent to C$23.23 after a judge in Argentina ruled that operations at its Veladero mine would remain suspended, saying repairs were insufficient to reopen it after a leak of processing solution containing cyanide earlier this month.   Continued...