CANADA STOCKS-TSX rides oil, China hopes to higher close

Wed Mar 4, 2009 4:07pm EST
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TORONTO, March 4 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index closed higher on Wednesday as talk of new stimulus measures in China helped give a bid to oil prices and lit a fire under energy shares.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed up 180.17 points, or 2.36 percent, at 7,811.79. (Reporting by Frank Pingue; Editing by Peter Galloway)