CANADA STOCKS-TSX ends up nearly 3 pct on hopes for Europe

Thu Oct 6, 2011 4:09pm EDT
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 TORONTO, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index rose
sharply for the second day on Thursday, marking its biggest
gain in nearly two months, as investors were encouraged by
strength in U.S. economic data and signs that officials were
tackling Europe's debt crisis.
 The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
.GSPTSE unofficially ended up 322.85 points, or 2.82 percent,
at 11,780.07.
 (Reporting by Claire Sibonney; editing by Peter Galloway)