December 15, 2015 / 12:56 PM / 2 years ago

TSX jumps off 2013 lows as energy bounces, Valeant soars

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index bounded higher off 2013 lows on Tuesday, helped by big gains in the energy sector as crude oil halted a slide to 11-year lows and shares in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc (VRX.TO) surged 16 percent.

A man walks past an old Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) sign in Toronto, June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed up 224.12 points, or 1.77 percent, at 12,919.61. All 10 main groups gained.

Reporting by Alastair Sharp; Editing by David Gregorio

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