TSX Down 32 Points Mid-Afternoon; Industrials, Financials, Energy Turn Negative

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The Canadian benchmark index widened its earlier loss and fell 32 points mid-afternoon, reaching 14252.04. The TSX was in the green in the morning session but gave back its gains after lackluster gold prices continued to put mining stocks under pressure.

The worsening crisis in Ukraine, which was declared by Russia as on the brink of a civil war, spooked equity investors but failed to boost the price of safe-haven asset gold.

The mining sector was down 2.5%, with the price of bullion tumbling 2%. The energy, financials, and industrial sectors were also negative, down 0.02%, 0.07%, and 0.1%, respectively, reversing their earlier upward trend. Energy stocks were weighed down by the weakness in crude oil prices .

In the positive territory, info tech and utilities were both up 0.3%. Healthcare gained 0.2%.



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