CANADA STOCKS-TSX slips; Potash-Agrium merger, Open Text deal limit loss
* TSX down 13.62 points, or 0.09 percent, to 14,526.38
* Half of the TSX's 10 main groups move higher
* Financial stocks weigh as global indices fall
TORONTO, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index slipped on Monday as banks fell with a retreat in overseas equities markets, but losses were cushioned by companies gaining on domestic merger activity.
Open Text Corp soared 7.8 percent to C$84.02 after the software company said it had agreed to buy Dell-EMC's enterprise content division for $1.62 billion.
Potash Corp rose 1.7 percent to C$22.51 after agreeing to merge with Agrium Inc in a deal that would create a fertilizer giant with an enterprise value of about $36 billion but could draw scrutiny from U.S regulators.
Agrium rose initially before turning negative and was last down 0.9 percent at C$123.01.
The broader index was slightly lower despite the deal-inspired gains, hurt by bearish sentiment stoked by Asian stocks suffering their sharpest setback since June and European stocks falling as much as 2 percent. Continued...