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