CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens up sharply on Europe hopes

Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:35am EDT
 
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 TORONTO, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index
opened sharply higher on Friday as commodity prices rose on
hopes for progress towards a resolution to Europe's debt crisis
ahead of an anxiously awaited weekend EU summit.
 The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
.GSPTSE was up 139.25 points, or 1.18 percent, at 11,969.58
immediately after the open.
 (Reporting by Claire Sibonney; editing by Peter Galloway)