January 25, 2008 / 2:42 PM / 10 years ago

REFILE-Toronto stocks jump, gold and rate cuts in focus

(Adds dropped word “cuts” in first paragraph)

TORONTO, Jan 25 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange’s main index advanced more than 200 points early on Friday, lifted by record gold prices and the prospect of further interest rate cuts.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was up 220.62 points, or 1.7 percent, at 13,127.89, with materials leading the way.

$1=$1.00 Canadian Reporting by Jonathan Spicer; Editing by Scott Anderson

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