Toronto stocks steeply lower in broad slump

Fri Jan 4, 2008 4:07pm EST
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TORONTO Jan 4 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index ended sharply lower on Friday, as growing worries over the prospect of a U.S. recession weighed heavily, and resource issues retreated as commodity prices softened.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed down 192.95 points, or 1.38 percent, at 13,785.25. (Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Editing by Rob Wilson)