Shakey Toronto stock index in 300-point dive

Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:41am EST
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TORONTO Jan 23 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index stumbled more than 300 points on Wednesday morning, shaken once again by the prospect of a slowing global economy and falling commodity prices.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was down 312.24 points, or 2.5 percent, at 12,328.64 shortly after trading began.

($1=$1.03 Canadian)

(Reporting by Jonathan Spicer; Editing by Renato Andrade)