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CANADA STOCKS - TSX rises 0.33% to 15,479.83

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 0.33 percent to 15,479.83

* Leading the index were Shopify Inc <SHOP.TO>, up 5.9%, Cargojet Inc, up 5.2%, and Empire Company Ltd, higher by 5%.

* Lagging shares were Hexo Corp, down 5.4%, Enerflex Ltd, down 4.4%, and Iamgold Corp, lower by 4.0%.

* On the TSX 103 issues rose and 117 fell as a 0.9-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 2 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 223.1 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Bombardier Inc, Cenovus Energy Inc and Bank Of Nova Scotia.

* The TSX’s energy group fell 0.26 points, or 0.3%, while the financials sector slipped 0.06 points, or 0.0%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 2.32%, or $0.88, to $38.84 a barrel. Brent crude rose 1.94%, or $0.79, to $41.5

* The TSX is off 9.3% for the year.

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