CANADA STOCKS-TSX firms as higher oil offsets Europe fears

Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:01am EST
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 TORONTO, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index rose
slightly in choppy trade on Wednesday morning as oil and gas
stocks gained on higher oil prices, offsetting fears that
Europe's debt crisis was spreading as Italian bond yields
 The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
.GSPTSE opened down 8.11 points, or 0.1 percent, at
12,221.16. It then turned positive and was up 22.96 points at
12,250.23 points.
  (Reporting by Jon Cook; Editing by Peter Galloway)