July 9, 2010 / 8:10 PM / 9 years ago

CANADA STOCKS-TSX up broadly for 4th day, materials lead

TORONTO, July 9 (Reuters) - Toronto’s main stock index rose more than 1 percent on Friday, rallying for a fourth straight session, helped by confidence in the economy from stunning jobs data, while firm resource prices helped materials lead all sectors higher.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was up 131.05 points, or 1.15 percent, to unofficially close at 11,564.42.

Materials were up 2.22 percent, rebounding with the price of gold, while financials gained 1.33 percent on confidence in the economy.

Earlier, data showed Canada’s economy created six times more jobs than forecast in June to a near-record gain. [ID:nN09261751] (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; editing by Rob Wilson)

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