TSX ends higher
The Toronto stock market edged higher in light trading Friday that appeared to lack direction ahead of a weekend debt referendum in Greece and with markets in New York shuttered for U.S. Independence Day.
At mid-afternoon, the S&P/TSX composite index was up 20.28 points at 14.658.27 after rising almost 148 points the previous two trading days.
But Canada's main market was still poised for a big loss on the week - and flat for the year to date - courtesy of an almost 318-point drop Monday on fears of possible knock-on effects from Greece's debt woes.
Meanwhile, the loonie continued to drift lower, down 0.07 of a U.S. cent at 79.64 cents.