Toronto stock index down more than 200 points

Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:35am EST
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TORONTO Jan 23 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index slipped deep into the red on Wednesday morning, rattled once again by the prospect of a slowing global economy and tumbling commodity prices.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was down 242.29 points, or 1.9 percent, at 12,398.59 immediately after trading began.

($1=$1.03 Canadian) (Reporting by Jonathan Spicer; Editing by Scott Anderson)