CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls with oil as energy and financials decline


Reuters

TORONTO, March 20 (Reuters) - Canada's benchmark stock index
retreated on Monday as oil prices fell and heavyweight energy
and financial shares lost ground, while the prospect of higher
U.S. interest rates pressured defensive sectors, such as
telecoms.
    The Toronto Stock Exchange'sS&P/TSX composite index
<.GSPTSE> unofficially closed down 48.17 points, or 0.31
percent, at 15,442.32. Eight of the index's 10 main groups ended
lower.

 (Reporting by Fergal Smith)
 ((fergal.smith@thomsonreuters.com; +1 416 941 8113;))

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