CANADA STOCKS-Toronto index surges nearly 5 pct at open

Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:37am EDT
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TORONTO Oct 28 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index soared nearly 5 percent at the open on Tuesday as resource issues moved toward recovery from Monday's steep drop.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE rose 402.81 points, or 4.72 percent, at 8,940.15. (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; Editing by Peter Galloway)