August 16, 2012 / 8:08 PM / 5 years ago

CANADA STOCKS-TSX closes at 3-month high; helped by miners

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TORONTO, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Canada's benchmark equity index
closed at a three-month high on Thursday as mining shares
rallied on fresh stimulus hopes and after Barrick Gold 
said it is in talks to sell a majority stake in its African
unit.
    The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
 unofficially closed up 127.14 points, or 1.1 percent,
at 12,032.58. It last closed above 12,000 on May 3.

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