CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises sharply, boosted by commods, data

Tue Feb 1, 2011 4:07pm EST
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TORONTO Feb 1 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index rose sharply on Tuesday, driven by strong commodity prices and positive economic data out of the United States, which reinforced growth expectations in Canada.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed up 160.63 points, or 1.19 percent, at 13,712.62. The index's 10 main sectors were all higher, led by a 2.28 percent climb in the materials group. (Reporting by Pav Jordan; editing by Rob Wilson)