Canada’s main stock index was up in Friday trading as gains in the industrials sector helped lead stocks higher. Health care shares were down.
U.S. stock markets overcame a decline spawned by a drop in bank shares after warnings of a recession among some major financial institutions.
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The Canadian dollar traded for 74.68 cents US, compared to 74.84 cents US on Thursday.
US crude futures traded $1.53 higher at $79.92 a barrel, while the Brent contract gained $1.30 to $85.33 a barrel.
The price of gold was up US$22.21 to US$1,920.51.
In world markets, the Nikkei was down 330.30 points to 26,119.52, the Hang Seng was up 224.56 points to 21,738.66, the FTSE was up 51.01 points to 7,845.05, and the DAX was up 28.22 points to 15,086.52.
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