CANADA STOCKS-TSX ends over 2 pct higher on resources, banks

Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:07pm EDT
 
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 TORONTO, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index
closed sharply higher on Tuesday, posting its biggest gain in
nearly two weeks as resource issues and financials climbed on
higher commodity prices and surprisingly strong bank earnings.
 The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
.GSPTSE unofficially ended up 269.97 points, or 2.24 percent,
at 12,338.33, its best one-day rally since Aug. 10.
 (Reporting by Claire Sibonney; editing by Peter Galloway)