TORONTO, Feb 1 Canada's main stock index closed stronger on Friday, led by energy and materials shares, which benefited from a rise commodity prices after data suggesting the U.S. economic recovery is on track. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 83.59 points, or 0.66 percent, at 12,768.83. Nine of the 10 main sectors on the index were trading higher.
PRECIOUS-Weaker dollar helps lift gold for second straight day
* U.S. dollar lowest since November * Bond yields rise on Draghi comments * Gold hovers around 100-day moving average (Updates prices; adds comment, byline, NEW YORK dateline) By Marcy Nicholson and Peter Hobson NEW YORK/LONDON, June 28 Gold prices rose on Wednesday as the dollar weakened for a second straight day following a global cyber attack and a delay to U.S. healthcare legislation that fueled doubts about President Donald Trump's ability to pass measures