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TSX falls 0.42% to 13,899.32

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 falls 0.42 percent to 13,899.32

* Leading the index were BlackBerry Ltd <BB.TO>, up 7.8%, Ballard Power Systems Inc , up 5.9%, and Shopify Inc , higher by 5.8%.

* Lagging shares were Enerplus Corp , down 10.9%, Husky Energy Inc, down 9.5%, and Vermilion Energy Inc, lower by 9.3%.

* On the TSX 106 issues rose and 122 fell as a 0.9-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 5 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 288.4 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Bombardier Inc , Cenovus Energy Inc and Kinross Gold Corp.

* The TSX’s energy group fell 2.51 points, or 4.1%, while the financials sector slipped 5.75 points, or 2.4%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 0.6%, or $0.12, to $19.75 a barrel. Brent crude rose 1.99%, or $0.55, to $28.24

* The TSX is off 18.5% for the year.

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