CANADA STOCKS-Toronto index rises on banks, materials

Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:36am EDT
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TORONTO, March 13 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index rose at the open on Friday, led higher by the big financials and materials sectors.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was up 57.22 points, or 0.69 percent, at 8,339.49, after surging to its highest close in more than three weeks in the previous session. (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; Editing by Peter Galloway)