CANADA STOCKS-TSX gains slightly on oil, banks

Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:44am EST
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TORONTO Feb 19 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock market index edged higher shortly after the open on Friday, helped by a rebound in oil prices and firmer bank issues, but trade was cautious as the market digested an unexpected hike in the U.S. Federal Reserve's discount rate.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was up 4.18 points at 11,699.02 after opening slightly lower. (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; editing by Peter Galloway)