Toronto stocks yanked higher by strong resources

Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:04pm EDT
 
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TORONTO, March 13 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index overcame earlier losses to end strongly higher on Thursday, propelled by climbing resources and hopes that the end to writedowns related to subprime mortgages is in sight.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed up 139.63 points, or 1.05 percent, at 13,436.98. (Reporting by Leah Schnurr; editing by Renato Andrade)