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.
Among the big commodity-related names that fell were Suncor Energy (SU.TO: Quote), down 3 percent at C$35.10, and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan POT.TO, down 8 percent at C$111.17.
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...