CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises 1.6 pct, snaps 3-day decline

Thu May 14, 2009 4:10pm EDT
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TORONTO May 14 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index rose 1.6 percent on Thursday as a broad rally took hold after three straight days of decline, with the rise led by the big commodity and financials sectors.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed up 152.91 points, or 1.57 percent, at 9,862.42. Eight of the index's 10 main groups were higher. (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; editing by Peter Galloway)