Toronto stock index surges 3.7 pct on commodities

Fri Oct 3, 2008 11:02am EDT
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TORONTO Oct 3 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index roared 400 points higher on Friday morning after Thursday's near 7 percent drop, as commodity shares rebounded and ahead of a vote by the U.S. House on the revised bailout package for the financial industry.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was up 404.14 points, or 3.71 percent, at 11,304.68. (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; Editing by Peter Galloway)