CANADA STOCKS-TSX follows bank shares to higher open

Thu Oct 8, 2009 9:35am EDT
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 TORONTO, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index rose
at the open on Thursday as growing signs of a global economic
recovery helped power heavyweight financial shares such as
Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO: Quote).
 The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE rose 69.58 points, or
0.61 percent, to 11,419.46 at the open. The index's financials
group, home to banks and insurers, was up 0.85 percent.
 (Reporting by Frank Pingue; editing by Peter Galloway)