April 2, 2009 / 3:25 PM / 8 years ago

CANADA STOCKS-G20 moves, higher oil extend TSX rally

TORONTO, April 2 (Reuters) - Toronto’s main stock index shot up 2 percent on Thursday morning as oil prices rose and investors were optimistic about initiatives taken by the G20 leaders to fight the economic crisis.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE rose 180.33 points, or 2.02 percent, to 9,122.15, its highest level in nearly two months. (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; editing by Peter Galloway)

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