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TSX Up 13 Points at Midday with Materials In The Lead

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The TSX added 13 points at midday after earlier hitting a new all-time high, with materials leading the advance.

Action Economics said copper touched 21-month highs as BHP Billiton declares force majeure due to strikes and vandalism at mines in Chile. In addition, stronger China trade data reported late last week has helped support prices.

Mining and metals were ahead by 0.2% and 1.5%, respectively, while healthcare rose 1%. Only energy and utilities were in the red, down 0.9% and 0.2%, respectively.

Total volume traded so far was 155.6 million shares. Canopy Growth (WEED.TO) was the most actively traded stock.

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