August 31, 2011 / 8:04 PM / 6 years ago

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

 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
higher.
 (Reporting by Trish Nixon; Editing by Jeffrey Hodgson)

















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