December 19, 2017 / 2:43 PM / 6 months ago

CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises with banks, Great Canadian Gaming jumps

TORONTO, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index rose in early trade on Tuesday, led by gains for its biggest banks and a jump in Great Canadian Gaming Corp after it won a contract to operate facilities in the Toronto region.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 48.08 points, or 0.3 percent, at 16,179.72 shortly after the open. All 10 main groups were higher, with the heavyweight financial sector up 0.4 percent. (Reporting by Alastair Sharp Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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