CANADA STOCKS-TSX hits near 18-mth high as golds, RIM gain

Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:46am EST

TORONTO, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index hit a
near 18-month high on Wednesday, led by gold stocks that gained
following a contradiction in the U.S. economy, as well as a rise
in Research In Motion Ltd on the day of its
much-awaited BlackBerry 10 launch.
    The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
 was up 55.69 points, or 0.43 percent, at 12,886.25
shortly after the open. The index hit a high of 12,895.28.

After wave of QE, onus shifts to leaders to boost economy

DAVOS, Switzerland - Central banks have done their best to rescue the world economy by printing money and politicians must now act fast to enact structural reforms and pro-investment policies to boost growth, central bankers said on Saturday.