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CANADA STOCKS-TSX closes lower as Barrick plunges almost 8 pct

TORONTO, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index ended

lower on Friday, closing out a declining week weighed down by a

poor reception for a massive stock offering from Barrick Gold

Corp, whose shares fell 7.7 percent.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index

unofficially closed down 23.80 points, or 0.18

percent, at 13,337.46. The index was down 0.47 percent on the

week, ending three straight weeks of solid gains.