TSX falls as weak global data hits banks, miners

photoTORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian stocks fell on Thursday following three days of gains, as banks and resource issues turned lower on weak global manufacturing data and fears that Europe’s debt problems would persist. Despite better-than-expected earnings from two of Canada’s largest banks, financial stocks fell more than 1 percent after soft Asian and European manufacturing data renewed fears of a global economic slowdown. Toronto-Dominion Bank dropped 2.2 percent to C$71.90 to lead the financial sector and the broader market lower. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce fell 1.3 percent to C$72. …