May 9, 2011 / 1:38 PM / 7 years ago

CANADA STOCKS-TSX climbs on commodities at market open

TORONTO, May 9 (Reuters) - Toronto’s main stock index opened higher on Monday as commodity prices recovered from last week’s hefty losses, boosting shares of mining and energy companies.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE rose 0.78 of a point to 13,567.38, then quickly extended gains. Eight of the index’s 10 main groups were up, led by a 1-percent jump in the materials group.

Reporting by Ka Yan Ng, Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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