March 26, 2009 / 1:38 PM / in 9 years

CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises sharply as commodities climb

TORONTO, March 26 (Reuters) - Toronto’s main stock index opened sharply higher on Thursday, helped higher by a rise in the price of oil, which rose on optimism stimulus measures might be helping to kick-start a recession-hit global economy..

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was up 144.92 points, or 1.65 percent, at 8,942.36. (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; Editing by Jeffrey Hodgson)

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