Toronto stocks jump 100 points, led by banks

Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:40am EDT
 
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TORONTO, March 24 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock market index jumped more than 100 points near the start on Monday as firm gold and financial shares helped investors shake off last week's dismal performance.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was up 100.89 points, or 0.8 percent, at 12,876.53. ($1=$1.02 Canadian) (Reporting by Scott Anderson; Editing by Bernadette Baum)