TSX ekes out gain as energy stocks rise despite lower oil

Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:40pm EST
 
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TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index ended barely higher on Friday, helped by gains among energy stocks despite a dip in oil prices and surges in shares of BlackBerry (BB.TO: Quote) and Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO: Quote).

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed up 14.11 points, or 0.11 percent, at 13,024.04. It gained 1.8 percent on the week, after notching its lowest close in more than two years last Friday.

(Reporting by Alastair Sharp; Editing by James Dalgleish)

 
A man walks past an old Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) sign in Toronto, June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch