CANADA STOCKS-Weaker gold miners pull TSX lower

Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:47am EDT
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TORONTO, April 25 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index turned negative shortly after the open on Monday, as weaker gold miners dragged despite record bullion prices and news that Barrick Gold Corp (ABX.TO: Quote) struck a deal to buy Equinox Minerals EQN.TO.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE fell 2.96 points to 13,969.06, after opening in slightly positive territory.

(Reporting by Claire Sibonney, Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)