Loonie, gold, oil up in TSX in­dex

Cape Breton Post - - Business -

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock in­dex was higher to start the week with help from most of its ma­jor sec­tors as com­mod­ity prices moved up.

The S&P/TSX com­pos­ite in­dex was up 119.17 points to 15,657.05, af­ter 90 min­utes of trad­ing.

In New York, the Dow Jones in­dus­trial av­er­age gained 86.63 points to 20,983.24, while the S&P 500 in­dex added 12.81 points at 2,403.71.

The Nas­daq com­pos­ite in­dex climbed 31.22 points to 6,152.45.

The Cana­dian dol­lar was trad­ing at 73.22 cents US, stronger than Fri­day’s av­er­age of 72.92 cents US. On the TSX, Black­Berry Ltd. shares set a new 52-week high, re­turn­ing to lev­els reached in­fre­quently over the past two years. Shares of El­do­rado Gold were down fol­low­ing its friendly takeover of­fer for In­te­gra Gold, which was up about 40 per cent on the TSX Ven­ture Ex­change.

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