* TSX up 13.74 points, or 0.09 percent, to 15,598.14
* Six of the TSX's 10 main groups trade higher
TORONTO, April 4 Canada's main stock index
advanced on Tuesday as gains in gold and oil prices helped boost
the mining and energy sectors.
Gold prices rose on a weaker dollar and sluggish U.S.
economic data. Oil prices climbed due to expectations for a
decline in U.S. crude inventories.
The energy group climbed 0.1 percent. Canadian Natural
Resources Ltd added 0.4 percent to C$43.91, and Encana
Corp gained 0.5 percent to C$15.69.
The materials group, which includes precious and base metals
miners and fertilizer companies, added 0.5 percent. Barrick Gold
Corp rose 0.9 percent to C$26.07, and Goldcorp Inc
added 0.5 percent to C$19.93.
At 10:02AM ET (1402 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's
S&P/TSX composite index was up 13.74 points, or 0.09
percent, at 15,598.14. Of the index's 10 main groups six were in
U.S. crude prices were up 0.6 percent to $50.53 a
barrel, while Brent crude added 0.8 percent to
Gold futures rose 0.4 percent to $1,255.5 an ounce.
(Reporting by John Tilak; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)