CANADA STOCKS-TSX ends higher on gain in financials, ECB rate cut

Thu May 2, 2013 4:24pm EDT
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TORONTO, May 2 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose on
Thursday, led by financial stocks, on optimism following
encouraging earnings reports from Manulife Financial Corp
 and Great West Life and a move by the European
Central Bank to cut interest rates.
    The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
 unofficially closed up 58.35 points, or 0.47 percent,
at 12,379.64.