March 17, 2010 / 8:11 PM / in 8 years

CANADA STOCKS-TSX ends higher on Fed vow, firm commodities

TORONTO, March 17 (Reuters) - Toronto’s main stock index ended a touch higher on Wednesday, after hitting its highest point since September 2008 earlier in the day, as commodity prices rose on the U.S. Federal Reserve’s renewed pledge to keep interest rates low for an extended period.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed up 9.91 points, or 0.08 percent, 12,099.31. (Reporting by Claire Sibonney; editing by Peter Galloway)

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