Toronto stock index jumps 100 pts on commodities

Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:42am EDT
 
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TORONTO Aug 21 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index rose more than 100 points near the open on Thursday, as energy and materials stocks got a big boost from strength in the underlying commodities.

Shortly after the open, the S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was up 107.43 points, or 0.8 percent, at 13,457.57. (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; Editing by Scott Anderson)