CANADA STOCKS-TSX ends higher; gold shares climb after Fed comments
TORONTO, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index closed higher on Tuesday, led by a rise in gold shares, after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments defending the U.S. central bank's stimulus boosted the appeal of the bullion as an inflation hedge and drove up gold prices. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 9.57 points, or 0.08 percent, at 12,660.44. However, six of the 10 main sectors on the index were in the red.
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