August 3, 2012 / 1:38 PM / 5 years ago

CANADA STOCKS-TSX jumps 1 pct on robust U.S. jobs data

TORONTO, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose
sharply on Friday, led by financial and resource shares, as
demand for riskier assets improved after the U.S. economy added
more jobs than expected in July.
    The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
 was up 155.93 points, or 1.4 percent, at 11,662.43
shortly after the open.

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