CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises more than one percent; banks drive gains

Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:58pm EDT
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 TORONTO, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index
extended gains on Wednesday, touching the highest point since
Aug. 4, as strong earnings from one of Canada's big banks
helped lift the influential financial sector.
 At 3:47 p.m. (1947 GMT) the Toronto Stock Exchange's
S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was up 126.54 points, or 1
percent, at 12,761.25. Nine of the 10 main sectors were
 (Reporting by Trish Nixon; Editing by Jeffrey Hodgson)