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Sept 6 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index edged lower on Friday as energy shares took a hit from falling oil prices and strong domestic jobs data in August dampened hopes of an interest rate cut next month.
* At 10:14 a.m. ET (14:14 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 37.37 points, or 0.23%, at 16,537.44.
* Energy stocks fell 1.2%, declining the most among major sectors, as oil prices slipped due on uncertainty over U.S.-China trade talks.
* Data earlier showed the Canadian economy gained a larger-than-expected 81,100 net jobs in August, largely driven by increases in part-time work.
* In response, the Canadian dollar strengthened to a one-month high, while stocks dropped as expectations of rate cut from the Bank of Canada at its Oct.30 meeting fell.
* A Reuters poll released last week found economists were divided on whether the bank would cut rates this year or hold off until early 2020.
* A recovery in gold prices after weaker-than-expected job growth in the United States, however, failed to boost the materials sector, which was down 0.4%.
* Pot producers were among the tops gainers, with Cronos Group Inc, Canopy Growth Co, Aurora Cannabis rising between 4% and 5%, helping the healthcare index add 1.8%.
* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Stornoway Diamond Corp and Encana Corp
* On the TSX, 100 issues were higher, while 131 issues declined for a 1.31-to-1 ratio to the downside, with 19.74 million shares traded.
* The TSX posted four new 52-week highs and no new low.
* Across all Canadian issues there were 15 new 52-week highs and 3 new lows, with total volume of 43.22 million shares. (Reporting by Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)
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