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TSX ends slightly lower; Bombardier and gold miners shine

FILE PHOTO: A man walks past an old Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) sign in Toronto, June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index ended slightly lower on Tuesday as financial stocks weighed, while a flight to safety boosted gold prices and helped miners and as shares of Bombardier Inc BBDb.TO jumped on reports it and Siemens were discussing a merger of rail operations.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed down 3.68 points, or 0.02 percent, at 15,727.11. Half of its 10 main sectors fell.

Reporting by Alastair Sharp; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli

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