August 30, 2011 / 6:43 PM / in 6 years

CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises 1 pct as commodities drive gains

 TORONTO, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index
extended gains on Tuesday as commodity prices firmed following
the release of minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's recent
policy-setting meeting, boosting resource-based shares.
 At 2:26 p.m. (16:26 GMT) The Toronto Stock Exchange's
S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was up 124.75 points, or 1
percent, at 12,629.60. Eight of the 10 main sectors were
higher.
 (Reporting by Trish Nixon; editing by Jeffrey Hodgson)

















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