CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises on ABCP hopes, RIM outlook

Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:05pm EST
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TORONTO Dec 19 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index ended higher on Friday as fresh hopes for restructuring the frozen nonbank asset backed commercial paper market boosted financial shares, and as BlackBerry maker Research In Motion RIM.TORIMM.O rose in wake of a strong sales outlook.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE rose 72.06 points, or 0.86 percent, to unofficially close at 8,497.41. (Reporting by Wojtek Dabrowski; editing by Peter Galloway)