PRESS DIGEST- Canada-June 23
June 23 The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
SANTIAGO, April 13 Chilean copper commission Cochilco forecast on Thursday that the nation would produce slightly less than 5.6 million tonnes of copper in 2017, down from a previous forecast of 5.79 million, due largely to a strike as BHP Billiton's Escondida mine.
The body estimated copper prices would average $2.60 in 2017, up from a previous forecast of $2.40, due to tighter supply for the red metal and increasing demand. (Reporting by Gram Slattery; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)
TORONTO, June 23 Canada's main stock index opened moderately higher on Friday, as the index's heavyweight sectors offset sharp losses in BlackBerry Ltd shares, which tumbled after first quarter sales missed expectations.