TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose on Friday, led by shares in Bombardier Inc (>> Bombardier, Inc.), which closed up more than 15 percent after it won an unexpected trade victory against U.S. planemaker Boeing Co (>> Boeing Company (The)).
The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index <.GSPTSE> closed up 35.21 points, or 0.22 percent, to 16,239.22. For the week, the index fell 0.7 percent.
Bombardier was the biggest riser on the index, gaining 15.3 percent to C$3.54.
Just one of the index's 10 main groups ended lower.
The financials group, which accounts for more than one-third of the TSX's weight, slipped 0.1 percent. Shares in Toronto-Dominion Bank (>> Toronto-Dominion Bank) fell 0.5 percent to C$74.05.
The information technology group rose 1.6 percent and the industrials group rose 0.8 percent.
Gold mining stocks got a boost from higher prices for the precious metal. Gold climbed back toward the previous day's 17-month peak as a report of slow economic growth pushed the U.S. dollar lower. [GOL/]
Yamana Gold Inc (>> Yamana Gold Inc.) rose 2.3 percent to C$4.51 and Alamos Gold Inc (>> Alamos Gold Inc) gained 3 percent to C$7.86.
The energy group added 0.3 percent as oil prices rose.
U.S. crude <CLc1> prices settled nearly 1.0 percent higher at $66.14 a barrel.
Shares of Canopy Growth Corp (>> Canopy Growth Corp) rose 10.8 percent to C$34.48 after AltaCorp Capital upgraded the stock to "speculative buy". Rival Aphria Inc (>> Aphria Inc) rose 5.5 percent to C$20.16. The overall healthcare group advanced 3.8 percent.
The TSX posted 13 new 52-week highs and 3 new lows.
Canada's annual inflation rate dipped as expected in December as gasoline prices cooled, but analysts said the Bank of Canada was likely to stay on a policy tightening path with inflation still near the central bank's 2 percent target.
(Reporting by Matt Scuffham; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)