CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises after touching five-year lows

Tue Mar 3, 2009 2:27pm EST
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TORONTO, March 3 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock market index rebounded on Tuesday afternoon, struggling higher after touching its lowest level in more than five years, helped up by strength in resource issues.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE popped back into positive territory, up 10.75 points at 7,698.26. Earlier in the day, the index dropped 2.4 percent, touching its lowest level since October 2003. (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; Editing by Peter Galloway)