August 9, 2011 / 2:18 PM / in 6 years

CANADA STOCKS-TSX up 2 pct, banks and oil lead charge

 TORONTO, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock market
index extended gains in early dealings on Tuesday as bank and
oil shares led the rise, helped by improved sentiment ahead of
this afternoon's U.S. Federal Reserve statement.
 The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
.GSPTSE rose 244.01 points, or 2.09 percent, at 11,914.97.
All 10 main groups were higher, with each up more than 1
percent.
 (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; Editing by Jeffrey Hodgson)

















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