TORONTO – United states markets closed higher amid news that U.S. factory orders enjoyed their first increase since last summer.
Toronto\’s S&P/TSX composite was up 27.70 points at 15,367.47.
The loonie rose 0.44 of the U.S. cent to 82.70 cents.
In Ny, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 46.34 points to 18,070.40, the Nasdaq index rose 11.54 suggests 5,016.93 and also the S&P 500 advanced 6.20 suggests 2,114.49.
On commodity markets, the June crude contract was down 22 cents at US$58.93 a barrel, while June gold rose $12.30 to US$1,186.80 an ounce.
July copper fell a penny to US$2.92 a pound.