Chronicle Journal: Finance

CANADA STOCKS-Gold producers lead TSX higher, markets brace for Fed minutes

By Nichola Saminather TORONTO, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose to a 2-1/2-week high on Wednesday led by gold producers, as investors sought shelter in the precious metal ahead of the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index opened up 0.2 percent and was trading 111.85 points, or 0.7 percent, higher at 15,551.37 at 10:08 a.m. EST (1508 GMT). * Investors are bracing for the
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