CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls, pressured by drop in oil prices

Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:43am EDT
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* TSX down 108.24 points, or 0.81 percent, to 13,281.95

* Nine of the TSX's 10 main groups fall

TORONTO, March 29 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index sustained broad-based losses on Tuesday, as a drop in oil prices weighed on the resource-linked market.

The most influential movers included Suncor Energy Inc , which fell 2.1 percent to C$35.05, and Royal Bank of Canada, which declined 0.7 percent to C$74.21.

The overall energy group retreated 2.2 percent, while financials were down 0.7 percent.

U.S. crude prices were down 3.4 percent to $38.07 a barrel, while Brent crude lost 3.1 percent to $39.01.

The materials group, which includes precious and base metals miners and fertilizer companies, lost 0.7 percent.

It included a 5.2 percent drop in the shares of Teck Resources Ltd to C$9.25.   Continued...