Source: CBC

The TSX climbed on Friday with the energy market leading the way tracking higher crude oil prices. The mining sector was a close second. Asian markets were down while Euro markets ended higher.

Investors assessed a crucial U.S. jobs data reading to gauge the Federal Reserve’s interest rate trajectory. November’s non-farm payrolls report showed an unexpected drop in the unemployment rate, which fell to 3.7 per cent from 3.9 per cent the month before. The U.S. economy added 199,000 jobs.

TSX20,331.54+53.03TSX
TSXV537.50+3.49TSXV
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The Canadian dollar traded for 73.61 cents U.S. compared to 73.55 cents U.S. on Thursday.

U.S. crude futures traded $2.01 higher at $71.35 a barrel, and the Brent contract added $1.89 to $75.94 a barrel.

The price of gold was down US$25.10 to US$2,002.80.

In world markets, the Nikkei was down 550.45 points to 32,307.86, the Hang Seng was down 11.52 points to 16,334.37, the FTSE was up 40.75 points to 7,554.47, and the DAX was up 130.23 points to 16,759.22.

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