TSX heads lower as last trading day of 2015 begins

TORONTO -- The Toronto Stock Exchange began the last trading day of 2015 on a negative note, adding to the year's losses.

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The S&P/TSX composite index was down 114.82 points at 13,027.47 shortly after North American stock markets opened for the last time before Friday's New Year holiday

The Toronto's main index is down from 14,632.44 at the end of 2014.

On U.S. markets, the Dow Jones average of 30 stocks was down 102.45 points at 17,501.42, the broader S&P 500 index declined 11.81 points to 2,051.55 and the Nasdaq lost 33.09 points to 5,032.76.

On the commodity markets, the February gold contract rose $2.10 to US$1,061.90 an ounce, the February crude contract was down seven cents at US$36.53 per barrel and the February contract for natural gas was up 12 cents at US$2.33.



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