CANADA STOCKS-TSX advances more than 2 pct, resources shine

Wed Apr 1, 2009 2:23pm EDT
 
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TORONTO, April 1 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index rose more than 2 percent on Wednesday afternoon in a broad advance led by materials issues that rose on higher gold prices.

Strength in the two other most heavily weighted sectors, energy and financials, helped the S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE jump 186.36 points, or 2.14 percent, to 8,906.75. Nine of its 10 main groups were higher. (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; editing by Rob Wilson)