TORONTO, April 4 (Reuters) - Toronto’s main stock index opened higher on Monday, buoyed by rising commodity prices and a new wave of takeover bids.
The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE rose 15.30 points, or 0.11 percent, to 14,145.45, before extending gains to a four-week high of 14,226.65.
Equinox Minerals EQN.TO was one of the big advancers, rising more than 30 percent to C$7.44 after Minmetals Resources 1208.HK, China’s biggest metals trading firm, offered C$6.3 billion to buy the company. [ID:nL3E7F30DI]
$1=$0.97 Canadian Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; editing by Peter Galloway