TSX up 37 points, with energy, finance, mining leading the way


TORONTO — Canada’s main stock market is making headway this morning, with energy, financial and mining shares leading the way up.


The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 37.40 points to 15,170.53, after 90 minutes of trading.


In New York, the Dow Jones industrial climbed up 44.24 points to 21,936.67. The S&P 500 index edged up 9.02 points to 2,466.61 and the Nasdaq composite index gained 33.53 points to 6,401.83.


The Canadian dollar was trading at 79.80 cents US, up from Wednesday’s average price of 79.33 cents US.


The October crude contract advanced $1.22 to US$47.18 per barrel and the October natural gas contract was up one cent to US$2.95 per mmBTU.


The December gold contract added $8.40 to US$1,322.50 an ounce and the December copper contract gained one cent to US$3.09 a pound.


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