CANADA STOCKS-Financials drive TSX to 2.3 pct gain

Thu Apr 9, 2009 4:08pm EDT
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TORONTO, April 9 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index closed 2.3 percent higher on Thursday, driven up by upbeat news out of the U.S. banking sector and higher oil prices.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed up 204.03 points, or 2.27 percent, at 9,173.31. (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; editing by Peter Galloway)