Toronto stock index up 100 pts on energy, banks

Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:56am EDT
 
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TORONTO, Sept 23 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index rose more than 100 points near the open on Tuesday, pulled up by energy and financial stocks ahead of key congressional testimony on a proposed $700 billion U.S. financial bailout plan.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was up 104.34 points, or 0.8 percent, at 12,742.41. (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; Editing by Scott Anderson)