The Toronto stock market ended lower Friday as metals and mining stocks weakened.
The S&P/TSX composite index was down 25.65 points to 12,383.60. The TSX Venture Exchange rose 10.83 points to 1,345.72.
The Canadian dollar moved up US0.01¢ to US102.42¢.
The metals and mining sector on the TSX was down 1.6% with Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd., which was known as Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. until last month, dropping 5% to $8.61.
Information technology stocks were down 1.5%, affected by shares of Research In Motion Ltd.
RIM's stock dropped almost 7.5% after the company said it is investigating the cause of a BlackBerry outage that affected users in Europe, Middle East and Africa on Friday, though the company said the problem has since been resolved.
The technical glitch came as Apple Inc.
launches its new iPhone 5 model in stores. RIM shares were down 50¢ to $6.25.
In commodities, November crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange moved up US1.02¢ to US$92.89 a barrel, but the price of oil lost 6% on the week. The TSX energy sector rose 0.3%.
Gold stocks gained 0.6% as the December bullion contract increased US$7.80 to end the week at US$1,778 an ounce. December copper was up US3¢ to US$3.79 a pound.
A Statistics Canada report showed that Canada's inflation rate continued to slide in August, dipping one-tenth of a point to 1.2% as most goods and services tracked by the agency fell or rose moderately compared with the same month last year.
On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrials lost 17.46 points to 13,579.47. The Nasdaq composite index moved up four points to 3,179.96 and the S&P 500 index was off 0.11 of a point to 1,460.15.
Air Canada and Irish national carrier Aer Lingus have signed an interline agreement that will make flying between the two countries more convenient. The deal allows customers to fly year-round through London Heathrow Airport on one ticket. Shares of the company were ahead $5 to $1.28.
Elsewhere, hopes that Spain was preparing to tap a new European aid program reemerged. The European Central Bank recently announced a bond-buying program meant to bring down the borrowing rates of countries that ask for financial aid. The plan has eased market tensions in Spain, but mainly on the assumption that Madrid will request the aid - something it has so far balked at doing.