CANADA STOCKS-TSX ends sharply higher on Valeant, US data

Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:05pm EDT
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TORONTO, March 30 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index ended sharply higher on Wednesday after encouraging U.S. jobs data and an unsolicited bid by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX.TO: Quote) to buy Cephalon Inc CEPH.O lifted market sentiment.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially ended up 153.23 points, or 1.1 percent, at 14,083.58. (Reporting by Claire Sibonney; editing by Peter Galloway)