CANADA STOCKS-TSX hits near 7-month low as gold and tech shares retreat

TORONTO, July 4 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index fell
on Tuesday to its lowest close in nearly seven months, as
precious metal miners and technology shares led a retreat in
lighter than usual trading volumes with U.S. markets closed for
Independence Day.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index
unofficially closed down 51.58 points, or 0.34
percent, at 15,130.61. Seven of the index’s 10 main groups ended
(Reporting by Fergal Smith; editing by Diane Craft)