January 2, 2009 / 7:55 PM / 9 years ago

CANADA STOCKS-TSX gains 2 pct, oil leads the way

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TORONTO, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index soared more than 2 percent on Friday afternoon as strength in the energy sector, supported by the rising price of crude, led the way higher.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was up 201.30 points, or 2.24 percent, at 9,189.00. Nine of the index's 10 main groups were higher, with consumer staples the lone group lower. (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; editing by Rob Wilson)

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