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TSX rises 0.54% to 15,670.70

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 0.54 percent to 15,670.70

* Leading the index were Alamos Gold Inc <AGI.TO>, up 12.5%, Aurora Cannabis Inc , up 7.1%, and FirstService Corp , higher by 6%.

* Lagging shares were OceanaGold Corp , down 10.3%, Shopify Inc, down 5.0%, and Element Fleet Management Corp, lower by 4.9%.

* On the TSX 172 issues rose and 50 fell as a 3.4-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There was 1 new high and 1 new low, with total volume of 205.4 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Husky Energy Inc , Cenovus Energy Inc and Suncor Energy Inc.

* The TSX’s energy group fell 0.08 points, or 0.1%, while the financials sector climbed 3.36 points, or 1.3%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 3.42%, or $1.28, to $36.11 a barrel. Brent crude fell 4.01%, or $1.57, to $37.55.

* The TSX is off 8.2% for the year.

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