Energy and financials down as TSX moves lower; loonie down against U.S. dollar

Energy and financials down as TSX moves lower; loonie down against U.S. dollar
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TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index fell in late-morning trading as the key energy and financial sectors lost ground.

The S&P/TSX composite index was down 30.18 points at 15,273.65.

U.S. stock markets were closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The Canadian dollar traded for 75.23 cents US compared with an average of 75.41 cents US on Friday.

The March crude contract was up 16 cents at US$54.20 per barrel and the February natural gas contract was down 16.2 cents at US$3.32 per mmBTU.

The February gold contract was down US$3.30 at US$1,279.30 an ounce and the March copper contract was down 2.85 cents at US$2.69 a pound.

Index and currency in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X)

The Canadian Press

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