CANADA STOCKS-Toronto index ends on positive note

Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:05pm EST
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TORONTO Nov 18 (Reuters) - The malaise hanging over global equity markets lifted briefly over the Toronto Stock Exchange on Tuesday, as a volatile session ended with the benchmark index nosing into positive territory despite lower oil prices.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE gained 38.63 points, or 0.44 percent, to unofficially close at 8,834.08. (Reporting by Wojtek Dabrowski; editing by Rob Wilson)