March 12, 2013 / 8:13 PM / 4 years ago

CANADA STOCKS-Gold stocks lift TSX to 19-month high; banks decline

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TORONTO, March 12 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index
closed higher after hitting a 19-month high on Tuesday as strong
gains made by gold shares, buoyed by the highest bullion price
in nearly two weeks, helped offset worries about the European
economy and weakness in financials.
    The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
 unofficially closed up 20.09 points, or 0.16 percent,
at 12,878.58. It earlier reached 12,904.71, its highest since
August 2011.

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