February 1, 2013 / 9:10 PM / 5 years ago

CANADA STOCKS-TSX closes higher as U.S data fuels optimism

TORONTO, Feb 1 (Reuters) - 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.

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