CANADA STOCKS-Gold mining stocks mute TSX loss after Brexit vote

Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:59pm EDT
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* TSX ends down 239.50 points, or 1.7 percent, at 13,891.88

* Index notches marginally loss over week

* Eight of the TSX's 10 main groups down

* Material group up 3.2 pct as gold miners surge

By Alastair Sharp

TORONTO, June 24 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index fell on Friday the most in four months, as financial and energy stocks slid after Britain voted to leave the European Union, while the resulting market turmoil boosted gold miners as demand for the precious metal surged.

That helped the resource-rich Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index outperform U.S. and European indices despite broad and steep losses for most of its main sectors that pushed it down 1.7 percent overall.

It closed down 239.50 points at 13,891.88, but was only marginally lower over the week.   Continued...