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TSX rises 0.05% to 16,171.06

FILE PHOTO: A sign board displaying Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) stock information is seen in Toronto June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

* The Toronto Stock Exchange’s TSX rises 0.05 percent to 16,171.06

* Leading the index were Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc <AUP.TO>, up 14.1%, First Majestic Silver Corp , up 13.5%, and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc , higher by 5.1%.

* Lagging shares were Cascades Inc , down 5.4%, Aurora Cannabis Inc, down 4.5%, and Pason Systems Inc, lower by 4.1%.

* On the TSX 116 issues rose and 101 fell as a 1.1-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 19 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 185.8 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Manulife Financial Corp , Enbridge Inc and Suncor Energy Inc.

* The TSX’s energy group fell 1.08 points, or 1.3%, while the financials sector slipped 0.85 points, or 0.3%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 0.07%, or $0.03, to $41.89 a barrel. Brent crude fell 0.05%, or $0.02, to $44.3 [O/R]

* The TSX is off 5.2% for the year.

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