CANADA STOCKS-TSX plunges over 4 pct, touches near one-year low

Mon Aug 8, 2011 4:16pm EDT
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 TORONTO, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index
plunged to its lowest level in nearly a year on Monday,
tracking the fall in world equities and commodity prices, as
Standard & Poor's cut to the top-tier AAA credit rating of the
United States shook investor confidence globally.
 The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
.GSPTSE unofficially closed down 491.75 points, or 4.04
percent, to 11,670.42. The index at one point touched
11,617.81, its lowest point since Aug. 25.
 (Reporting by Trish Nixon; Editing by Jeffrey Hodgson)