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Sept. 13, 2012, 10:26 a.m. EDT

Canada stocks edge lower ahead U.S. Fed decision

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By Myra P. Saefong

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Canadian equities edged lower Thursday, with technology and metals mining shares leading the losses, as the market awaited the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision on monetary policy. The S&P/TSX Composite Index fell 15 points, or 0.1%, to 12,217.99. Shares in the technology sector /zigman2/quotes/210598463/delayed XX:TORGC194 +2.66% fell by 1.2%, with shares of Research In Motion Ltd. down 0.8%. The diversified metals and mining sector slipped 0.5% as shares of First Quantum Minerals Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/209694942/delayed CA:FM -8.74% fell 0.4%. Statistics Canada reported that the nation's industries operated at 81.0% of their production capacity in the second quarter, up 0.5 percentage point from the previous quarter. Canada's loonie slipped against its U.S. counterpart, with one U.S. dollar /zigman2/quotes/210561978/realtime/sampled USDCAD +1.4775% buying 97.65 Canadian cents, up from 97.58 Canadian cents late Wednesday.

/zigman2/quotes/210598463/delayed
XX : Canada: Toronto
131.30
+3.40 +2.66%
Volume: 7.82M
July 5, 2022 2:04p
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/zigman2/quotes/209694942/delayed
CA : Canada: Toronto
$ 22.45
-2.15 -8.74%
Volume: 1.78M
July 5, 2022 2:03p
P/E Ratio
11.48
Dividend Yield
0.04%
Market Cap
$17.02 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/210561978/realtime/sampled
US : Tullett Prebon
1.3050
+0.0190 +1.4775%
Volume: 0.0000
July 5, 2022 2:19p
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