Toronto stock mar­ket closes lower

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - BUSINESS -

TORONTO - The Toronto Stock Ex­change closed lower Thurs­day, led by declines in the met­als and min­ing and global gold sec­tors, while the loonie con­tin­ued its slide. The S&P/TSX com­pos­ite in­dex fell 41.75 points to close at 14,265.37. Mean­while, the loonie was down 0.01 of a cent at 76.69 cents US, slip­ping be­low Wed­nes­day's close of 76.70 cents US - its low­est clos­ing price in more than a decade. The Septem­ber con­tract for crude oil was down 74 cents at US$48.45, while the Au­gust nat­u­ral gas con­tract was down 8.1 cents at US$2.816. The Au­gust gold con­tract rose $2.60 to at US$1,094.10. In New York, the Dow Jones in­dus­trial av­er­age fell 119.09 points to 17,731.95, while the Nas­daq lost 25.36 points to close at 5,146.41 and the S&P 500 gave back 12 points, end­ing the day at 2,102.15.

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