CANADA STOCKS-TSX leaps to highest level since July 2008

Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:10am EST
 
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TORONTO Feb 16 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index rose above the 14,000 mark for the first time since July 2008 on Wednesday, spurred by strong advances in Research In Motion RIM.TO shares and in the index's hefty energy and financial sectors.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE touched 14,001.28, its highest point since July 7, 2008. (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; editing by Peter Galloway)