Nov 1 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index touched a one-month high on Friday, boosted by energy shares, as upbeat U.S. jobs numbers and strong manufacturing data out of China eased worries of a global economic slowdown.
* All the major sectors were trading higher, led by the energy sector’s 2.2% climb.
* Crude prices rose over 1% on signs of progress in U.S.-China trade talks and a surprise bounce in Chinese manufacturing activity.
* At 9:40 a.m. ET (1340 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX Composite index was up 94.44 points, or 0.57%, at 16,577.6.
* The main index is also set to post its biggest one-day percentage gain in since early September and its biggest weekly rise in six.
* U.S. job growth slowed less than expected in October, offering some assurance that consumers would continue to support the slowing economy.
* China’s factory activity unexpectedly expanded at the fastest pace in well over two years in October as new export orders rose and plants ramped up production, a private business survey showed on Friday.
* The financials sector gained 0.4% and the industrials sector rose 0.9%.
* On the TSX, 180 issues were higher, while 46 issues declined for a 3.91-to-1 ratio favouring gainers, with 15.82 million shares traded.
* The largest percentage gainer on the TSX was Kinaxis Inc , which jumped 13.6%, after the company reported upbeat third-quarter results.
* Sleep Country fell 12.8%, the most on the TSX, after the company’s quarterly earnings missed expectations.
* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Bank Of Montreal, Encana Corp and Bombardier .
* The TSX posted nine new 52-week highs and no new low.
* Across all Canadian issues there were 63 new 52-week highs and nine new lows, with total volume of 22.75 million shares. (Reporting by Shreyashi Sanyal in Bengaluru; editing by Amy Caren Daniel)
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