Canadian Financial Close: Oil up while stock market down


By Commodity News Service Canada

WINNIPEG, Nov. 9 – The Canadian dollar was little changed

at close Thursday as increases in the price of oil were offset

by losses in the S&P/TSX.

Oil prices were up Thursday. United States crude prices

rose one per cent to US$57.39 a barrel.

The Canadian dollar settled Thursday at US$0.7879 or

C$1.2692, compared to Wednesday’s North America close of

US$0.7856 or C$1.2729.

In Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite Index was down 23.26,

0.14 per cent, to 16,080.00.

Canada’s agricultural sector performed as follows:

AGT Food and Ingredients—–dn $ 0.87 at $ 18.23

Agrium Incorporated———-dn $ 0.32 at $136.01

Buhler Industries————unchanged at $ 4.60 4.60

Maple Leaf Foods————-dn $ 0.06 at $ 33.08

Potash Corp. of Sask———dn $ 0.10 at $ 24.28

(All figures are in Canadian dollars.)