April 1(Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index rose in a broad-based rally at open on Monday, extending gains from the first quarter as surprise factory data from China spurred a demand for equities globally.
* At 9:30 a.m. ET (13:30 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 85.79 points, or 0.53 percent, at 16,187.88. (Reporting by Medha Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)
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