CANADA STOCKS-TSX advances as Potash and gold miners rise

Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:06pm EDT
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TORONTO Aug 18 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index ended higher on Wednesday as investors hoped for a higher bid for takeover target Potash Corp (POT.TO: Quote), while gold miners also rose.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE closed 52.44 points, or 0.45 percent, higher at 11,781.08, with eight of its 10 main groups rising. (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; editing by Peter Galloway)