CANADA STOCKS-TSX ends higher; gold shares climb after Fed comments

Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:11pm EST

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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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