Stocks in Canada’s largest market closed the week with triple-digit gains, as health-care and tech stocks pulled the indexes forward.
The TSX regained 161.77 points to close the day and the week at 20,503.21, for a gain on the week of 143 points, or 0.7%.
The Canadian dollar advanced 0.46 cents at 74.73 cents U.S.
Health-care issues proved the champion Friday, with Bellus Health jumping 46 cents, or 4.6%, to $10.53, while Bausch Health Companies hiking 40 cents, or 3.8%, to $10.86.
Tech stocks also shone, Magnet Forensics rocketing $5.45, or 14.2%, to $43.80, while HUT 8 Mining grabbing 31 cents, or 14%, to
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