December 7, 2016 / 9:08 PM / in a year

CANADA STOCKS-TSX jumps to 19-month high, led by cyclical stocks

TORONTO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Canada’s benchmark stock index jumped to a 19-month high on Wednesday as gains for sectors that benefit most from stronger economic growth offset a drop in energy shares as oil fell.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 111.95 points, or 0.74 percent, at 15,237.75. Eight of the index’s 10 main industry groups ended higher. (Reporting by Fergal Smith, editing by G Crosse)

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