CANADA STOCKS - TSX rises 0.69% to 20,644.64

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* The Toronto Stock Exchange's TSX rises 0.69 percent to 20,644.64

* Leading the index were Endeavour Silver Corp , up 6.4%, OceanaGold Corp​, up 6.4%, and First Quantum Minerals Ltd​, higher by 5.7%.

* Lagging shares were Spin Master Corp​​, down 3.6%, Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc​, down 2.2%, and FirstService Corp​, lower by 1.8%.

* On the TSX 162 issues rose and 66 fell as a 2.5-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 12 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 165.9 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Suncor Energy Inc, Great-west Lifeco Inc and Sun Life Financial Inc.

* The TSX's energy group rose 3.68 points, or 3.1%, while the financials sector slipped 0.86 points, or 0.2%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 1.85%, or $1.25, to $68.67 a barrel. Brent crude rose 2.22%, or $1.58, to $72.65 [O/R]

* The TSX is up 18.4% for the year.

This summary was machine generated August 27 at 21:08.

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