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CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls on weakness in telecom, materials stocks

TORONTO, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index retreated on Thursday as weakness in telecom and materials stocks offset gains for financials.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 15.64 points, or 0.12 percent, at 13,150.44, shortly after the open, including a 2.9 percent drop in the telecoms group. (Reporting by Fergal Smith)

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