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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 -1.00% 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 +0.90% 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 -0.0515% buying 97.65 Canadian cents, up from 97.58 Canadian cents late Wednesday.

XX : Canada: Toronto
-1.63 -1.00%
Volume: 13.31M
March 28, 2023 4:55p
CA : Canada: Toronto
$ 29.20
+0.26 +0.90%
Volume: 1.50M
March 28, 2023 4:17p
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Market Cap
$20.04 billion
Rev. per Employee
US : Tullett Prebon
-0.0007 -0.0515%
Volume: 0.0000
March 28, 2023 8:04p

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