CANADA STOCKS-Commodities, US economy relief push TSX up

Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:36am EDT
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TORONTO Oct 30 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index jumped 2.2 percent at the open on Thursday, supported by higher commodity prices and by relief that the U.S. economy did not contract as much as expected in the third quarter.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE rose 206.00 points, or 2.17 percent, to 9,707.56.

Preliminary data for U.S. third-quarter gross domestic product showed the economy shrank but by less than expected. For more see [ID:nN29534671].

($1=$1.20 Canadian) (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; Editing by Peter Galloway)