TSX ekes out gain boosted by big banks Bombardier and Husky loonie

Canada’s main stock index barely advanced amid a quiet trading day, while U.S. markets took the session off for Memorial Day.In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index inched up 4.98 points to 15,421.91 as bank and industrial stocks made gains.The Canadian dollar climbed 0.05 of a U.S. cent to an average price of 74.37 cents US.In electronic trading, the July crude contract was up 19 cents at US$49.99 a barrel and the July natural gas contract was down 10 cents at US$3.21 per mmBTU.The June gold contract pulled back $1.60 to US$1,266.50 an ounce and the July copper contract was unchanged at US$2.57 a pound.The Canadian Press

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