CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises 1 pct on energy rally

Mon Feb 9, 2009 10:53am EST
 
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TORONTO Feb 9 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index gained more than 1 percent on Monday morning, led by the big oil and gas group, which was supported by rallying crude prices.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE rose 1.11 percent, or 100.18 points, to 9,108.20. Eight of its 10 main groups were higher. The energy group was up 3.9 percent as crude shot up 5 percent to above $42 a barrel. (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; editing by Peter Galloway)