FILE PHOTO: The Art Deco facade of the original Toronto Stock Exchange building is seen on Bay Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada January 23, 2019.
REUTERS/Chris Helgren* The Toronto Stock Exchange’s TSX rises 0.70 percent to 17,028.73* Leading the index were Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc <AUP.TO>, up 8.1%, Lightspeed POS Inc LSPD.TO, up 7.3%, and BlackBerry Ltd BB.TO, higher by 7.3%.
* On the TSX 159 issues rose and 58 fell as a 2.7-to-1 ratio favored advancers.
* The TSX's energy group .SPTTEN rose 0.73 points, or 0.9%, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 0.92 points, or 0.3%.
Brent crude LCOc1 rose 1.95%, or $0.86, to $45.06 [O/R]* The TSX is off 0.2% for the year.
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