The Toronto Stock Exchange posted a triple digit rebound as commodity prices gained ground after two of the most indebted European countries outlined new austerity measures.
The S&P/TSX composite index added 105.99 points to 12,338.85.
Spain and Greece outlined plans to cut spending and raise taxes to convince international lenders and financial markets they are on the right track to cut their deficits.
The Canadian dollar gained 0.45 of a cent to 101.95 cents U.S. getting a boost after Spain announced its new budget.
Wall Street was also higher, with the Dow ahead 72.46 points to 13,485.97 and the Nasdaq 42.90 points higher at 3,136.60. The broader S&P 500 was up 13.83 points at 1,447.15.
The benchmark New York oil contract was ahead $1.87 at $91.85 (U.S.) a barrel, while the December gold contract added $26.90 to $1,780.50 an ounce. The December copper contract was 3 cents higher at $3.74 a pound.Report Typo/Error
- S&P/TSX Composite16,353.46+68.99(+0.42%)
- S&P 500 INDEX2,810.30+12.27(+0.44%)
- Dow Jones Industrials26,071.72+53.91(+0.21%)
- Gold Front Month Futures$1,333.00+7.00(+0.53%)
- Crude Oil Front Month Futures$63.57-0.38(-0.59%)
- Copper High Grade Front Month Futures$3.180.00(0.00%)
- NASDAQ NMS COMPOSITE INDEX7,336.38+40.33(+0.55%)
- Updated January 17 7:01 PM CDT. Delayed by at least 15 minutes.