January 18, 2011 / 9:12 PM / 7 years ago

CANADA STOCKS-TSX surges to highest point since Sept 2008

TORONTO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Toronto’s main stock index shot to its highest point since early September 2008 on Tuesday, fueled by rallying resource shares as most commodity prices firmed, while financials were buoyed by the Bank of Canada’s decision to hold interest rates steady on Tuesday.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE climbed 119.09 points, or 0.89 percent, to unofficially finish at 13,559.20. (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; editing by Peter Galloway)

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