World markets rocket upward

Hamilton Spectator – North American stock markets chalked up huge rallies late in the afternoon yesterday, resulting in one of the biggest one-day gains ever for the Dow Jones industrial average and a big bounce in Toronto.

Toronto’s S&P/TSX composite index rose 614.29 points or 7.2 per cent to close at 9,151.63. That mended a good chunk of the 757-point hole dug on Monday, when growing worries about the length and depth of a global recession pushed down Canada’s main index by eight per cent.

In New York, the Dow gained 889.35 points yesterday to rise almost 11 per cent to 9,065.12 — the second-biggest percentage gain on record for the world’s most-watched stock-market indicator

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