Toronto stock index flat, loonie up

Cape Breton Post - - Business -

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was lit­tle changed in late-morn­ing trad­ing as U.S. stock mar­kets took the day off for the Memo­rial Day hol­i­day. The S&P/TSX com­pos­ite index was up 1.59 points to 15,418.52, af­ter 90 min­utes of trad­ing. Among the market’s big names, only Bom­bardier and Husky En­ergy made sig­nif­i­cant gains - off­set by de­clines in re­source stocks and Black­Berry, which hit a 2017 high last week.

The Cana­dian dol­lar was trad­ing at 74.45 cents US, up from an av­er­age price of 74.32 cents US Fri­day. The July crude con­tract was up 33 cents at US$50.13 per bar­rel and the July nat­u­ral gas con­tract was down 10 cent at US$3.21 per mmBTU. The June gold con­tract was down 90 cents to US$1,267.20 an ounce and the July cop­per con­tract was un­changed at US$2.57 a pound.

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