Toronto stocks jump 100 pts on strong banks

Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:56am EDT
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TORONTO, April 18 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index climbed 100 points on Friday morning, boosted by strength in banking shares amid hopes that the worst of the credit crunch has passed.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was up 100.43 points, or 0.71 percent, at 14,215.93. (Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Editing by Peter Galloway)