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Canadian stock market up

Xinhua, May 19, 2017 Adjust font size:

Canada's main stock index edged up Thursday after a two-day fall as financial stocks recovered a little.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index GSPTSE touched a five-month low in morning trade but ended the day up 3.52 points, or 0.02 percent, at 15,277.20. Decliners outnumbers advancers by a 1.4-to-1 ratio overall.

The index slumped Wednesday as global markets worried that U.S. President Donald Trump's pro-business economic agenda could be slowed by political scandals.

The Canadian dollar slipped 0.11 cent to 0.735 U.S dollar. Endit