CANADA STOCKS-TSX hits six-week high at open as banks, golds drive gains
TORONTO, July 18 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index opened higher on Thursday, led by gains in financials and a jump in gold miners, as investors processed comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 50.36 points, or 0.40 percent, at 12,619.13 shortly after the open. The index rose as far as 12,632.34, a six-week high.
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