Toronto stock index up 0.9 pct on resources, banks

Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:37am EDT
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TORONTO Aug 28 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index shot up more than 100 points at the open on Thursday, pushed higher by the key resource and financial stocks as Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO: Quote) delivered stronger-than-expected results.

Shortly after the open, the S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was up 123.34 points, or 0.9 percent, at 13,653.99. (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; Editing by Scott Anderson)