Gold a Drag on Raw Materials as Canada Stocks End Little-Changed

  • Agrium, Potash Corp. confirm preliminary merger discussions
  • Gold price headed for first August decline in seven years

Canadian stocks ended the day little-changed after erasing an advance, as gold producers tumbled with the metal to all but wipe out gains sparked by talks of a merger among fertilizer giants Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. and Agrium Inc.

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