CANADA STOCKS-TSX turns lower soon after open; gold miners up

Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:38am EDT
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TORONTO Aug 23 (Reuters) - Canada's main equity index turned lower e arly on Thursday, hurt by falls in energy and financial stocks but kept in check by further strength in gold miners.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was d own 12.79 points, or 0.1 percent, at 12,106.20 sho rtly after the open. It had opened in positive territory.