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* TSX up 90.43 points, or 0.57 percent, at 15,999.21
* Nine of the TSX’s 10 main groups move higher
TORONTO, Dec 7 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index rose onThursday, helped by gains among energy stocks as oil pricespicked up and as BlackBerry Ltd moved higher afterannouncing an automotive partnership with chipmaker Qualcomm.
* At 10:10 a.m. ET (1510 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’sS&P/TSX composite index was up 90.43 points, or 0.57percent, at 15,999.21.
* The energy group climbed 1 percent, with Suncor Energy Incup 0.9 percent at C$43.94 and Canadian Natural ResourcesLtd adding 1 percent to C$44.62.
* Oil prices gained after a sharp selloff on Wednesdayfollowing an unexpectedly large rise in U.S. stocks of refinedproducts.
* BlackBerry added 1.3 percent to C$13.22 after announcingit would expand its partnership with chipmaker Qualcomm intoautomotive systems on a non-exclusive basis.
* Dollarama Inc rose 2.4 percent to C$153.25 afterannouncing a share buyback plan and as a string of analystsadjusted their price targets on the stock.
* Nine of the index’s 10 main sectors were in positiveterritory, with utilities the sole declining group.
* Advancers were outnumbering decliners by a 3.6-to-1 ratio.
* The financials group gained 0.3 percent, industrials rose0.7 percent, and the materials group, which includes preciousand base metals miners and fertilizer companies, added 0.6percent.
* Westjet Airlines Ltd was up 1.9 percent atC$26.89 after RBC raised its price target on the stock after itsWednesday announcement of a joint venture with Delta Air Lines.
* Emera Inc fell 3.1 percent to C$47.77 after theenergy company announced a bought deal to raise at least C$700million.
* Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc rose3.2 percent, recovering most of a fall on Wednesday afterannouncing the pricing on its latest debt issuance.(Reporting by Alastair Sharp; Editing by Susan Thomas)