CANADA STOCKS-TSX barely lower as banks fall, oil stocks rise

Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:34am EDT
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(Adds details from early trade, updates prices)

* TSX down 14.07 points, or 0.1 percent, to 13,979.81

* Six of the TSX's 10 main groups slip

TORONTO, June 14 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index fell on Tuesday as financial stocks pulled back ahead of Britain's vote on whether to leave the European Union, but shares of energy companies rebounded despite oil prices continuing to slip.

The heavyweight financials group slipped 0.5 percent as worries about a potential British exit saw investors push yields on German government debt into below zero for the first time.

Opinion polls show growing support for Britain to leave the EU, which investors worry could tip the bloc into recession.

Royal Bank of Canada fell 1 percent to C$77.74, Toronto-Dominion Bank declined 0.5 percent to C$56.26, and Bank of Nova Scotia lost 0.5 percent to C$64.66.

The move lower was offset by energy stocks, which climbed 0.5 percent overall after sharp declines in recent days.

At 10:08 a.m. EDT (1408 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 14.07 points, or 0.1 percent, to 13,979.81.   Continued...