Commodities boost Toronto stocks 200 points

Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:37am EST
 
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TORONTO Feb 19 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock market index jumped more than 200 points at the start on Tuesday as firm commodity prices helped investors shrug off further charges at Bank of Montreal (BMO.TO: Quote).

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE jumped 201.17 points, or 1.5 percent, to 13,427.93. ($1=$1.01 Canadian) (Reporting by Scott Anderson; Editing by Bernadette Baum)