CANADA STOCKS-Weak commodity prices yank TSX sharply lower
* TSX down 2.02 percent at 10,098.98
* Materials group, down 4.1 percent, leads TSX lower
* Energy shares falter on weak oil prices (Adds details, quotes)
By Jennifer Kwan
TORONTO, June 17 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock market index dropped sharply on Wednesday morning, extending losses from the previous session, as falling oil and metals prices pulled the market down.
The TSX index's energy sector dropped 2.7 percent as the price of oil CLc1 fell below $70 a barrel.
Its materials group fell 4.1 percent as metals prices weakened as doubts about the global economic recovery heightened demand worries. [ID:nLH367230] Copper closed in on a two-week low.
The price of bullion was also lower, but pared earlier losses as the U.S. dollar slipped due to lower-than-expected U.S. inflation data. [ID:nLH366911] Continued...