TORONTO — Beneficial properties within the metals and mining sector helped carry Canada’s principal inventory index in early buying and selling, whereas the loonie rose to prime 79 cents US.
The S&P/TSX composite index was up 34.43 factors at 18,308.50.
In New York, the Dow Jones industrial common was up 74.44 factors at 31,567.78. The S&P 500 index was up 10.92 factors at 3,924.89, whereas the Nasdaq composite was up 61.21 factors at 13,926.57.
The Canadian greenback traded for 79.18 cents US in contrast with 78.76 cents US on Thursday.
The April crude oil contract was down 51 cents at US$60.02 per barrel and the April pure fuel contract was up 4 cents at US$3.01 per mmBTU.
The April gold contract was up US$6.30 at US$1,781.30 an oz and the March copper contract was up 14 cents at US$4.05 a pound.
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Feb. 19, 2021.
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