The TSX narrowed its earlier losses to 134 points come
mid-afternoon after info tech stocks moved into the positive
territory. But investors are still weighing the impact of
disappointing U.S. jobs data and U.S. Fed's plan of raising key
Data showed on Friday that the U.S. added more than 200,000 jobs
in July, compared to the analyst forecast of +230,000 that was
compiled by Bloomberg. The unemployment rate rose to 6.2% during
the month, with more people joining the workforce.
Resource stocks remained the significant decliners, with miners
and energy down 1.26% and 1.43%, respectively, along with gold and
. Healthcare, which was in the green in the morning, failed to
recover and was down 0.39%.
Other losers were financials, down 1.42%, and industrials, which
Info tech, which has been widening its loss since morning, swung
to a 0.29% gain in mid-afternoon.
More than 205 million shares have changed hands so far.
Bombardier (BBD-B.TO) was the most actively traded stock.
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