CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises sharply at open ahead of rate decision

TORONTO, July 12 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index
jumped shortly after the open on Wednesday as investors awaited
a highly anticipated interest rate decision by the Bank of
Canada, with energy stocks, bolstered by higher oil prices, and
materials, leading the rally.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index
rose 124.11 points, or 0.82 percent, to 15,273.25
shortly after the open.

Nine of the index’s 10 main groups advanced.
(Reporting by Solarina Ho; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)