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CANADA STOCKS-TSX edges lower as lower oil prices weigh on energy

TORONTO, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index edged lower on Wednesday as a drop in oil prices weighed on energy shares, offsetting gains for the materials group as base and precious metal prices climbed.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed down 15.63 points, or 0.10 percent, at 15,082.21. Seven of the index’s 10 main groups ended lower. (Reporting by Fergal Smith; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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