CANADA STOCKS-TSX reaches three-month high as Potash, Agrium gain

Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:42am EDT

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TORONTO, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose
on Monday to its highest in more than three months as gains in
Potash Corp and Agrium Inc helped offset
negative sentiment following sluggish U.S. economic data and
political volatility in Italy. 
    The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
 was up 39.58 points, or 0.31 percent, at 12,801.88
shortly after the open.
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