September 19, 2008 / 1:39 PM / 9 years ago

Toronto stock index soars 5.4 percent at the open

TORONTO, Sept 19 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index surged more than 600 points at the open on Friday as investors cheered a series of steps by governments around the world to calm the financial system.

Shortly after the open, the S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was up 648.86 points, or 5.38 percent, at 12,713.43. (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; Editing by Peter Galloway)

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