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Declines among the energy and base metal sectors pulled back Canada’s main stock index to a lower close on Thursday. The tech sector led the gainers, followed by utilities.

It was a better story south of the border, where markets rallied higher following news that initial jobless claims declined by 2,000 to 229,000 in the week ended June 18th, compared to market estimates of 227,000.

Today in the Markets

TSX 18,717.12 -286.92 TSX
TSXV 631.79 -9.11 TSXV
CSE 274.45 -3.34 TSXV
DJIA 30,677.36 +194.23 DJIA
NASDAQ 11,232.19 +179.11 NASDAQ
S&P 500 3,795.73 +35.84 S&P 500

The Canadian dollar traded for 76.96 cents US compared to 77.27 cents US on Wednesday.

US crude futures traded 1.88 per cent lower at $104.20 a barrel, while the Brent contract lost 1.56 per cent to $110.00 a barrel.

The price of gold was down US$9.80 US to $1,826.65.

In world markets, the Nikkei was up 21.70 points to 26,171.25 the Hang Seng was up 265.53 points to 21,273.87, the FTSE was down 50.22 points to 7,039.00, and the DAX was down 231.69 points to 12,912.59.

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