CANADA STOCKS-TSX dips as slower housing market weighs on financials

TORONTO, July 17 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index edged
lower on Monday as data showing a slowdown in the housing market
weighed on the outlook for financials, offsetting gains for the
materials group as metal prices climbed.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index
unofficially closed down 9.45 points, or 0.06 percent,
at 15,165.36. Six of the index’s 10 main groups ended down.
(Reporting by Fergal Smith; editing by Diane Craft)