CANADA STOCKS-TSX jumps at open on commodities, Bombardier

Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:40am EDT
 
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 TORONTO, March 31 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index
opened sharply higher on Thursday, helped by stronger commodity
prices and data that showed the Canadian economy grew in
January.
 Also pushing the index up, Bombardier shares surged after
it announced higher quarterly earnings and new train orders.
 The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
.GSPTSE was up 77.22 points, at 14,160.80 at the open. Nine
of its 10 main groups were higher.
 ($1=$0.97 Canadian)
 (Reporting by Solarina Ho; editing by Peter Galloway)