Toronto stock index soars on resource strength

Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:07pm EDT
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TORONTO Oct 20 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index rose more than 5 percent in a broad rally on Monday as resource issues climbed along with underlying commodity price strength.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE gained 506.14 points, or 5.29 percent, to 10,068.63. (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; editing by Rob Wilson)