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TSX rises  0.45 percent to 16,611.14

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* The Toronto Stock Exchange's TSX rises 0.45 percent to 16,611.14

* Leading the index were BlackBerry Ltd BB.TO, up 5.5 percent, OceanaGold Corp OGC.TO, up 4.9 percent, and SNC-Lavalin Group Inc SNC.TO, higher by 4.5 percent.

* Lagging shares were Gran Tierra Energy Inc GTE.TO, down 2.4 percent, Pason Systems Inc PSI.TO, down 2.4 percent, and Enerflex Ltd EFX.TO, lower by 2.2 percent.

* On the TSX 137 issues rose and 95 fell as a 1.4-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 5 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 218.5 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Encana Corp ECA.TO, Bombardier Inc BBDb.TO and Crescent Point Energy Corp CPG.TO.

* The TSX's energy group .SPTTEN fell 0.01 points, or 0.0 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 2.51 points, or 0.8 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 fell 2.37 percent, or $1.36, to $56.04 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1 fell 2.07 percent, or $1.29, to $61.09 O/R

* The TSX is up 16 percent for the year.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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