Canada Stocks Climb Higher

Europe shares end lower; Asia markets close mixed

After a choppy day the TSE 300 closed up 72.1 points to 8018.4. A strong showing in key stock Nortel and in the Nasdaq were supports. Nine of the 14 subindices closed up lead by Idustrials and Financials while Oil & Gas fell further Wednesday (both a slide in crude oil and a technically topping subindex). The TSE 300 needs to return to 8067, Monday's high, to truly improve outlook but activity will likely be quiet Thursday ahead of Friday's U.S. employment report.

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