CANADA STOCKS-TSX ends volatile January on positive note

Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:18pm EST
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(Adds comment, Alberta royalty review; updates prices to close)

* TSX ends up 230.20 points, or 1.83 percent, at 12,822.13

* Index gains 3.4 pct on week, off 1.4 pct in January

* All of the TSX's 10 main groups rise at least 1.2 pct

By Alastair Sharp and Fergal Smith

TORONTO, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index jumped on Friday as investors cheered the Bank of Japan's bold move to stimulate growth, while rising oil prices and an accommodative royalty update in Alberta boosted energy stocks.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended up 230.20 points, or 1.83 percent, at 12,822.13.

It gained 3.4 percent on the week, a second strong weekly performance after touching its lowest since August 2012 earlier in the month. It lost 1.4 percent in January.

All 10 main groups rose at least 1.2 percent, with sentiment helped by the Bank of Japan unexpectedly cutting a benchmark interest rate below zero in a bid to overcome deflation, using an aggressive policy pioneered by the European Central Bank.   Continued...