CANADA STOCKS-TSX nears 3-year high on bank results

Thu Mar 3, 2011 3:42pm EST
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TORONTO, March 3 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index pushed to its highest level in almost three years on Thursday, as investors cheered stellar quarterly results from Canada's two biggest banks, sending financial shares up sharply.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was rose to 14,214.11, its strongest level since July 2008. (Reporting by Claire Sibonney; editing by Rob Wilson)