CANADA STOCKS-Banks help drag TSX 1.5 percent lower
TORONTO, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock market dropped sharply for a second day on Friday as banks were hit hard by growing fears of a new U.S. recession and by a Bank of Canada warning of risks for the global economy.
The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially ended down 179.24 points, or 1.5 percent, at 12,007.47. (Reporting by Claire Sibonney; editing by Peter Galloway)
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