TORONTO — The loonie approached 82 cents US because it climbed increased in opposition to the U.S. greenback, whereas Canada’s primary inventory index edged decrease in early buying and selling, weighed down by losses within the well being care sector.
The Canadian greenback traded for 81.82 cents US in contrast with 81.49 cents US on Wednesday.
The rise within the loonie got here because the S&P/TSX composite index fell 3.64 factors at 19,307.10.
In New York, the Dow Jones industrial common was up 29.71 factors at 34,260.05. The S&P 500 index was down 7.69 factors at 4,159.90, whereas the Nasdaq composite was down 76.41 factors at 13,506.02.
The June crude contract was down 10 cents at US$65.53 per barrel and the June pure fuel contract was down a penny at US$2.93 per mmBTU.
The June gold contract was up US$8.60 at US$1,792.90 an oz. and the July copper contract was up six cents at US$4.59 a pound.
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Might 6, 2021.
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