CANADA STOCKS-TSX gets early boost as banks lead rally

Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:43am EST
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TORONTO Jan 26 (Reuters) - Toronto's key stock index got off to a strong start on Monday as weighty financial shares, which have been beaten down recently on concerns about a weak global economy, bounced higher.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was up 101.57 points, or 1.18 percent, at 8,729.54 shortly after the open. Eight of the TSX's 10 sectors were higher. (Reporting by Frank Pingue)