August 15, 2008 / 8:11 PM / 9 years ago

Toronto stock index falls hard on commodities

TORONTO, Aug 15 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange’s main index plunged to its lowest level since March on Friday as resource stocks fell on retreating oil and metals prices.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed down 251.42 points, or 1.88 percent, at 13,107.49.

$1=$1.06 Canadian Reporting by Cameron French; Editing by Peter Galloway

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