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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises, led by gold mining stocks after weak U.S. data

TORONTO, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index rose on Thursday, led by gold mining stocks as weak U.S. manufacturing data tempered expectations for Federal Reserve interest rate hikes.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 85.96 points, or 0.59 percent, at 14,683.91. Eight of the index’s 10 main groups ended higher. (Reporting by Fergal Smith; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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