February 6, 2017 / 9:30 PM / 2 years ago

TSX ends down as energy stocks fall, gold miners shine

Passersby watch the performance of stocks on a financial news television screen in the business district of Toronto, Canada, January 30, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index ended slightly lower on Monday, as a fall in oil prices weighed on energy stocks while gold miners were buoyed by a jump in the price of bullion amid political uncertainty in the United States and Europe.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed down 19.45 points, or 0.13 percent, at 15,456.94. Seven of its 10 main groups fell, with the heavyweight energy group off 2.2 percent.

Reporting by Alastair Sharp; editing by Diane Craft

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