September 2, 2008 / 1:38 PM / in 9 years

Toronto stocks sink 1.6 pct at open on resources

TORONTO, Sept 2 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange’s main index dropped more than 200 points on Tuesday, pulled down by energy and materials stocks, as crude oil tumbled after Hurricane Gustav spared major U.S. Gulf oil facilities and metals slumped.

Shortly after the open, the S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was down 218.52 points, or 1.6 points, at 13,552.68. (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; Editing by Scott Anderson)

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