CANADA STOCKS-TSX nudges higher, led by materials as gold firms

(Adds portfolio manager quotes and details on fertilizer
producers and updates prices)* TSX closes up 11.53 points, or 0.08 percent, at 14,596.52* Five of the TSX’s 10 main groups end higherBy Fergal SmithTORONTO, Oct 17 Canada’s main stock index edged
higher on Monday, led by gains for the materials group as gold
rose, while lower oil prices weighed on the shares of energy
companies.The materials group, which includes precious and base metals
miners and fertilizer companies, added 0.9 percent.Teck Resources Ltd rose 3.7 percent to C$25.56,
while Barrick Gold Corp was up 1.3 percent at C$20.86.

Spot gold firmed 0.4 percent as the U.S. dollar
dipped …
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