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TSX rises 0.30% to 17,180.15

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/File Photo

* The Toronto Stock Exchange’s TSX rises 0.30 percent to 17,180.15

* Leading the index were OceanaGold Corp , up 9.8%, MAG Silver Corp , up 7.3%, and First Majestic Silver Corp , higher by 6.6%.

* Lagging shares were Kinaxis Inc , down 2.2%, Interfor Corp, down 1.9%, and BlackBerry Ltd, lower by 1.9%.

* On the TSX 139 issues rose and 88 fell as a 1.6-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 15 new highs and 1 new low, with total volume of 93.2 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aurora Cannabis Inc , Encana Corp and Baytex Energy Corp.

* The TSX’s energy group rose 0.10 points, or 0.1%, while the financials sector slipped 0.35 points, or 0.1%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 1.02%, or $0.62, to $61.14 a barrel. Brent crude rose 1.24% , or $0.82, to $67.21 [O/R]

* The TSX is up 19.9% for the year.

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