TSX closes lower, dragged down by energy, min­ing

Cape Breton Post - - CLASSIFIEDS -

TORONTO - The Toronto stock mar­ket closed lower Fri­day, dragged down by the energy and min­ing sec­tors, while the Cana­dian dol­lar inched marginally higher. The S&P/TSX com­pos­ite in­dex fell 79.13 points to close at 14,186.24. Mean­while, the loonie, which has been flirt­ing with its low­est level since 2004, rose 0.03 of a cent at 76.72 cents US. The Septem­ber con­tract for crude oil fell 31 cents to US$48.14, while the Au­gust nat­u­ral gas con­tract dropped four cents at US$2.776. The Au­gust gold con­tract fell US$8.60 at US$1,085.50. In New York, the Dow Jones in­dus­trial av­er­age lost 163.39 points at 17,568.53, while the Nas­daq dropped 57.78 points at 5,088.63 and the S&P 500 gave back 22.50 points at 2,079.65.

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