TSX At 10am -- Up 84 Points, All Sectors Positive; Boosted By Stronger US Data
The TSX is up 84 points this morning, on positive sectors. Energy is the biggest gainer so far, up 1.3%, boosted by natural gas prices which have risen 1.9%.
The next biggest gainer is financials, up 0.34%. Healthcare is flat, at 0%.
US consumer prices rose very slightly last month, July, as falling energy costs partially offset the impact of increases in food prices and rents. The consumer price index increased 0.1%, after rising 0.3% in June, a Labour Department report showed today.
Beginning home construction in the U.S. climbed 15.7% to a 1.09 million annualized rate following June's 945,000 figures, which was stronger than previously estimated, Commerce Department figures showed.
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