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Canadian Financial Close: TSX continues upward climb

WINNIPEG, MB, February 12, 2018 (CNS), Feb 12, 2018 (Commodity News Service Canada, Inc. via COMTEX) --

WINNIPEG, February 12 (CNS) - The Canadian dollar eked out a tiny gain against its U.S. counterpart to start the week, tracking advances in crude oil and gold bullion.

The Canadian dollar settled on Monday at US$0.7935 cents or C$1.2603, compared to Friday's North American close of US$0.7931 or C$1.2609.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average continues to recover from last week's selloff. The market climbed 1.39 per cent on the day.

Investors are looking ahead to Friday when Canadian manufacturing data is set to be released.

The S&P/TSX composite index rose 207.35 points or 1.38 percent to 15,241.88.

     Canada's agricultural sector performed as follows:
     AGT Food and Ingredients-----dn  $ 0.12    at $ 20.16
     Buhler Industries--------------  $ 0.00    at $  4.15
     Maple Leaf Foods-------------up  $ 0.11    at $ 33.99
     Nutrien Ltd.-----------------up  $ 1.35    at $ 57.40

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