April 21, 2016 / 1:47 PM / in 2 years

TSX rises as higher metal prices support materials stocks

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index rose on Thursday, led by the materials group as gold and copper prices rose.

A man walks past an old Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) sign in Toronto, June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was up 44.60 points, or 0.32 percent, at 13,955.89, shortly after the open. Six of its 10 main groups were higher.

Reporting by Fergal Smith

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