CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls as domestic data, OPEC meeting weigh

Fri Dec 4, 2015 10:29am EST
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* TSX down 15.71 points, or 0.12 percent, to 13,308.96

* Six of the TSX's 10 main groups rise; energy off 2.4 pct

TORONTO, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index fell on Friday as energy stocks tumbled with crude after sources said OPEC had agreed to increase the producer group's output limit, and as disappointing domestic jobs and trade data also weighed.

Seven of the 10 most influential weights on the index were energy stocks, with the overall group retreating 2.4 percent.

Suncor Energy Inc declined 2.2 percent to C$35.95 and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd declined 3.1 percent to C$29.89.

Canada shed more jobs than expected last month, while exports tumbled in October, suggesting the economy was off to a weak start in the final quarter of the year.

At 10:22 a.m. EST (1522 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index fell 15.71 points, or 0.12 percent, to 13,308.96. That put it on track for a 0.4 percent decline on the week.

Canadian Pacific Railway fell 4.2 percent to C$180 after Norfolk Southern Corp rejected its $28.4 billion acquisition proposal.   Continued...