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TSX falls 0.16% to 15,596.75

FILE PHOTO: A Toronto Stock Exchange sign adorns a doorway at the Exchange Tower building in Toronto, Ontario, Canada January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

* The Toronto Stock Exchange’s TSX falls 0.16 percent to 15,596.75

* Leading the index were Cineplex Inc <CGX.TO>, up 7.5%, Ballard Power Systems Inc , up 4.9%, and Iamgold Corp , higher by 3.9%.

* Lagging shares were Ero Copper Corp​​ , down 4.6%, H&R Real Estate Investment Trust​ HR_u.TO, down 4.2%, and Artis Real Estate Investment Trust​ AX_u.TO, lower by 3.8%.

* On the TSX 88 issues rose and 130 fell as a 0.7-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 5 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 61.2 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Bank Of Nova Scotia , Toronto-dominion Bank and Crescent Point Energy Corp.

* The TSX’s energy group fell 0.29 points, or 0.4%, while the financials sector slipped 0.21 points, or 0.1%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 0.81%, or $0.33, to $40.32 a barrel. Brent crude fell 0.83%, or $0.36, to $42.78

* The TSX is off 8.6% for the year.

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