S&P/TSX composite moves higher on strength of reopening sector led by energy

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TORONTO — Canada's main stock index moved higher to end a relatively flat as week sectors that rely on the economic reopening offset continued losses in technology.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 101.48 points to 18,752.58.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 453.40 points at 33,072.88. The S&P 500 index was up 65.02 points at 3,974.54, while the Nasdaq composite was up 161.04 points at 13,138.72.

The Canadian dollar traded for 79.49 cents US compared with 79.33 cents US on Thursday.

The May crude oil contract was up US$2.41 at US$60.97 per barrel and the May natural gas contract was up 0.3 of a cent at US$2.62 per mmBTU.

The April gold contract was up US$7.20 at US$1,732.30 an ounce and the May copper contract was up nine cents at US$4.07 a pound.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 26, 2021.

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