CANADA STOCKS-TSX up 1 pct on better-than-expected US data

Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:11am EDT
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TORONTO, March 25 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index rallied 1 percent on Wednesday as optimism over U.S. data helped to boost financials issues, while materials got a lift from a rise in gold prices.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was up 91.94 points, or 1.04 percent, at 8,941.33. (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; Editing by Jeffrey Hodgson)