CANADA STOCKS-TSX ends higher as commodities offer support
* TSX rises 62.54 points to 9,896.72
* Energy and gold-miners lead gain
* Manulife skid limits overall TSX move (Adds details, comments and official numbers)
By Frank Pingue
TORONTO, June 23 (Reuters) - A rise in commodity prices helped lead Toronto's main stock index to a higher close on Tuesday, but it could only reclaim a sliver of the previous session's plunge as economic uncertainty lingered.
Gold miners and oil companies were among the key drivers behind the market's gain as gold prices rallied off a six-week low while oil prices also rose.
The helped lift Barrick Gold Corp (ABX.TO: Quote) by 4.6 percent to C$38.37, while Goldcorp (G.TO: Quote) followed with a gain of 5.1 percent to C$39.53. The materials group, which is home to gold miners, led all sectors with a 4 percent rise.
But the TSX, at one point down 106 points, was not able to muster up much of a gain as financials continued to stumble on Friday's news that insurer Manulife Financial (MFC.TO: Quote) received enforcement notice from the Ontario Securities Commission that found it failed to meet certain disclosure obligations in its segregated funds and variable annuity guaranteed products. Continued...