CANADA STOCKS-TSX tracks world stocks higher, climbs for 7th straight session

Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:13pm EDT
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(Adds market details, comments by Global Securities, closing numbers)

* TSX ends 62.12 points higher, or 0.41 percent, at 15,388.43

* Nine of the index's 10 main groups end higher

* Index gains 2.4 percent for the week

By Solarina Ho and Alastair Sharp

TORONTO, April 10 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index finished broadly higher on Friday, for a seventh straight day of gains, buoyed in part by resource stocks that benefited from higher commodity prices.

The index was also supported by the positive tone in equity markets around the world, with global markets testing record highs during the session.

"There is now some attention being paid to markets that have underperformed. In recent weeks and months we've seen Europe, China and Japan all trading at new multi-year highs," said Elvis Picardo, strategist and vice president of research at Global Securities in Vancouver.

"Some of that global phenomenon is manifesting itself in the Canadian market as well."   Continued...