Toronto stocks leap sharply as oil price soars

Thu Jun 5, 2008 4:07pm EDT
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TORONTO, June 5 (Reuters) - A surge in the price of oil helped the Toronto Stock Exchange's main index vault 2 percent higher on Thursday as energy and other resource issues charged ahead.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed up 299.23 points, or 2.04 percent, at 14,989.69. (Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Editing by Peter Galloway)