CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises for fifth straight day, energy leads

Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:08pm EDT
 
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TORONTO, July 17 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index finished higher for a fifth straight session on Friday, led by energy stocks as oil prices gained on the back of a better-than-expected U.S. housing report.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed up 59.62 points, or 0.58 percent, at 10,364.04. Four of the TSX's 10 main groups were higher, with energy gaining 1.6 percent and materials rising 1.45 percent. (Reporting by John McCrank; editing by Peter Galloway)