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TSX ends higher as oil prices support energy

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

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada’s benchmark stock index ended higher on Monday, with gains in the price of U.S. crude oil driving up shares of companies in the energy sector.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index rose 67.74 points, or 0.44 percent, to 15,552.06. Eight of the 10 main industry sectors on the index were positive.

Reporting by Fergal Smith, editing by G Crosse

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