CANADA STOCKS-TSX surges on commodities, stimulus optimism

Mon Dec 8, 2008 9:36am EST
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TORONTO Dec 8 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index opened sharply higher on Monday as oil and metals prices rose and as investors hoped global stimulus measures would avert a deeper slide in the economy.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was up 316.21 points, or 3.9 percent, at 8,433.24. (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; editing by Peter Galloway)