CANADA STOCKS-TSX climbs sharply as oil, metals higher

Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:10pm EDT
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TORONTO, March 26 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index rose on Thursday to touch its highest level in more than six weeks, as energy issues climbed in tandem with oil prices on optimism that government stimulus measures may be helping to jolt the global economy out of recession.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed up 193.48 points, or 2.2 percent, at 8,990.92. (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; editing by Rob Wilson)