TSX rises to near two-week high on bets Britain stays in EU

Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:17pm EDT
 
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TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's benchmark stock index reached a nearly two-week high on Thursday, led by financial and energy stocks as investors anticipated that Britons will vote to remain in the European Union.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed up 127.57 points, or 0.91 percent, at 14,131.38. Eight of the index's 10 main groups ended higher.

(Reporting by Fergal Smith; Editing by Chris Reese)

 
A sign board displaying Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) stock information is seen in Toronto June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch