CANADA STOCKS-TSX up 2 percent as banks, resources rally

Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:30pm EDT
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 TORONTO, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index
extended gains 2 percent on Tuesday afternoon as resource
issues and financials rallied on higher commodity prices and
better than expected bank earnings.
 The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
.GSPTSE rose 241.89 points, or 2.0 percent, to 12,310.25.
 (Reporting by Claire Sibonney; editing by Rob Wilson)