Toronto stock index gains 2.7 percent at open

Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:40am EDT
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TORONTO Oct 20 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index rose 2.7 percent in a broad-based rally at the open on Monday, led by the energy sector on the back of rising oil prices.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE jumped 259.24 points, or 2.71 percent, to 9,821.73.

($1=$1.19 Canadian) (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; Editing by Peter Galloway)