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TSX ends up as resource stocks gain with commodity prices

A sign board displaying Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) stock information is seen in Toronto June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada’s benchmark stock index ended higher on Wednesday as gold and base metal miners gained as political uncertainty boosted bullion and a likely squeeze on supply pushed copper prices higher.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 55.24 points, or 0.36 percent, at 15,554.04. Eight of its 10 main industry groups rose.

Reporting by Alastair Sharp, editing by G Crosse

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