CANADA STOCKS-TSX ends down 3 pct on recession, bank fears
TORONTO, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index closed more than 3 percent lower on Thursday as growing fears about a new recession and the likelihood that the European financial crisis might spread to the U.S. banking sector unnerved investors.
The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially ended down 392.90 points, or 3.12 percent, at 12,186.71, its weakest close since Aug. 9. (Reporting by Claire Sibonney; editing by Rob Wilson)
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