CANADA STOCKS-Toronto index jumps as commodity prices climb

Mon Dec 29, 2008 4:18pm EST
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CALGARY, Alberta Dec 29 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index jumped nearly 4 percent on Monday, led by resource producers, as oil and gold prices rallied on Middle East violence.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE rose 302.42 points. or 3.64 percent, to close unofficially at 8,612.97. (Reporting by Jeffrey Jones; editing by Rob Wilson)