March 20, 2018 / 7:19 PM / a year ago

Canada regulator halts trading in First Quantum Minerals shares

TORONTO, March 20 (Reuters) - A Canadian securities regulator halted trading in shares of First Quantum Minerals Ltd on Tuesday after the stock dived 12.4 percent by late afternoon.

Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada did not give a reason for the trading halt, but the regulator imposes suspensions to a ensure fair and orderly market.

First Quantum did not offer an immediate comment when reached by Reuters. (Reporting by Denny Thomas and Nicole Mordant; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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