Toronto stocks slammed by resource shares

Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:03pm EDT
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TORONTO, March 19 (Reuters) - A sharp drop in resource shares hammered the Toronto Stock Exchange's main index on Wednesday, sparked by a selloff in commodities amid concern that demand could be weakened by U.S. economic woes.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed down 415.33 points, or 3.16 percent, at 12,721.37. (Reporting by Leah Schnurr; editing by Rob Wilson)