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TSX falls 0.29% to 16,198.97

FILE PHOTO: The Art Deco facade of the original Toronto Stock Exchange building is seen on Bay Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

* The Toronto Stock Exchange’s TSX falls 0.29 percent to 16,198.97

* Leading the index were Kinross Gold Corp <K.TO>, up 6.3%, Methanex Corp , up 5.7%, and Winpak Ltd , higher by 4.6%.

* Lagging shares were Corus Entertainment Inc , down 7.9%, OceanaGold Corp, down 6.5%, and Air Canada, lower by 5.6%.

* On the TSX 77 issues rose and 142 fell as a 0.5-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 5 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 529.8 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Suncor Energy Inc , Kinross Gold Corp and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.

* The TSX’s energy group fell 0.58 points, or 0.8%, while the financials sector slipped 1.59 points, or 0.6%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 0.02%, or $0.01, to $40.98 a barrel. Brent crude fell 0.51%, or $0.22, to $43.08 [O/R]

* The TSX is off 5.1% for the year.

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