Toronto stocks cling to big gain after record surge

Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:12pm EDT
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TORONTO Oct 14 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index closed with a huge gain on Tuesday but the rise paled against the record-setting surge it started the day with as it played played catch-up with Wall Street's big rally on Monday, when Canadian markets were closed.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed up 873.03 points, or 9.63 percent, at 9,938.19. (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; Editing by Peter Galloway)