Toronto stock index sinks 1.6 pct as resources weigh

Tue Sep 9, 2008 10:50am EDT
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TORONTO, Sept 9 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index fell 200 points on Tuesday morning as worries over slowing growth hit resource stocks and offset a rise in consumer stocks and banks, which got a lift from lingering euphoria over the U.S. mortgage lender bailout plan.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was down 200.63 points, or 1.59 percent, at 12,434.01. (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; Editing by Peter Galloway)