CANADA STOCKS-Firmer commodities help boost TSX

Fri Nov 7, 2008 4:13pm EST
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TORONTO Nov 7 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index closed higher on Friday on strength in commodity stocks as oil and gold prices firmed and as investors took a break from two days of heavy selling.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed up 55.46 points, or 0.58 percent, at 9,610.87. (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; Editing by Peter Galloway)