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TSX rises 0.41% to 16,003.71

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 rises 0.41 percent to 16,003.71

* Leading the index were Finning International Inc <FTT.TO>, up 11.9%, ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc , up 10.2%, and Intact Financial Corp , higher by 6.4%.

* Lagging shares were Aurora Cannabis Inc , down 9.3%, Cronos Group Inc, down 9.1%, and Canopy Growth Corp, lower by 7.3%.

* On the TSX 120 issues rose and 100 fell as a 1.2-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 6 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 148.7 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Suncor Energy Inc , Aurora Cannabis Inc and B2gold Corp.

* The TSX’s energy group rose 0.12 points, or 0.2%, while the financials sector climbed 1.58 points, or 0.6%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 3.51%, or $1.32, to $38.98 a barrel. Brent crude rose 3.42%, or $1.36, to $41.07 [O/R]

* The TSX is off 6.2% for the year.

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