CANADA STOCKS-TSX shoots up at open as commodity prices rise

Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:40am EST
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TORONTO Jan 16 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index shot more than 1.7 percent higher at the open on Friday as higher prices for key Canadian commodities like oil and gold helped send weighty energy and gold mining shares higher.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE rose 153.49 points, or 1.73 percent, to 9,033.10 at the open. All of the TSX's 10 sectors were higher. (Reporting by Frank Pingue; editing by Jeffrey Hodgson)