CANADA STOCKS-TSX hits 1-1/2-month high as Bernanke reassures

Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:10pm EDT

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TORONTO, July 18 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index
advanced on Thursday to its highest level in 1-1/2 months as
investors were reassured by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben
Bernanke's comments that the U.S. central bank will adopt a
flexible approach about its stimulus pullback.
     The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
 unofficially closed up 60.08 points, or 0.48 percent,
at 12,628.85. Five of the 10 main sectors on the index were
higher.
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