CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens up as metal prices rise

Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:50am EST
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 TORONTO, Dec 24 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index
opened higher on Thursday as stronger metals and gold prices
boosted Barrick Gold (ABX.TO: Quote) and other mining companies, with
the broader materials sector leading the gains.
 The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was up 13.26 points,
or 0.1 percent, at 11,671.96.
 ($1=$1.05 Canadian)
 (Reporting by Irene Kuan; editing by Leslie Adler)