CANADA STOCKS-Index flat; Nexen, Progress fall ahead of news from Ottawa

Fri Dec 7, 2012 4:05pm EST

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TORONTO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Canada's benchmark stock index
ended slightly higher on Friday despite a late stumble in shares
of Nexen Inc and Progress Energy Resources Corp
 ahead of a government announcement expected to
determine whether they can be acquired by foreign state-owned
enterprises.
    The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
 closed 8.64 points, or 0.07 percent, higher at
12,159.77. It notched a 0.65 percent decline on the week.
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