Canadian stock market advances on energy, financial gains – Xinhua

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TORONTO, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) — Canada’s main stock index edged up Friday thanks to broad gains in energy and financial sectors.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s benchmark Standard & Poor’s/TSX Composite Index rose 33.79 points, or 0.21 percent, to close the day at 16,108.09. It added 0.7 percent over the course of the week.

Energy stocks surged ahead with Crescent Point, up 13 cents, or 1.4 percent to 9.66 Canadian dollars while Imperial Oil progressed eight cents to 39.70 Canadian dollars.

Among health-care stocks, Canopy Growth gained 18 cents, or 1 percent, to 19.13 Canada while Aurora Cannabis jumped 32 cents, or 4.8 percent, to 7.06 Canadian dollars.

Noranda Income Fund rallied 19 cents, or 13.6 percent, to 1.59 Canadian dollars.

The Canadian dollar inched up 0.04 cents to 0.78.7 U.S. dollar.

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