Toronto's main stock index - which will not be operating
tomorrow for the Easter holiday - finished lower for the third
consecutive day on Thursday as European debt concerns continue to
cast a shadow over markets. But it did recover 50 points over the
final two hours to bounce off a day low 12,051.20 touched around
It might have been worse as strong Canadian and U.S. jobs data
may have helped cap losses. Oil gained for the first time in three
days as the data raised hopes that demand will grow in the world's
leading user of the commodity.
Also, the two most actively traded were Eastern Platinum
(ELR.TO) which gained 20% in moving away from near year lows with
15.5 million shares traded.
Orbite Aluminae (ORT.TO) gained 5% and touched a day high $2.95
with around 10 million shares traded. Orbite Aluminae yesterday
announced, following a joint request made by the company and the
Autorite des marches financiers, the lifting of the cease trade
order on Orbite's shares by the Bureau de decision et de
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