Toronto stock index tumbles 4.6 pct on oil's slide

Mon Oct 6, 2008 10:05am EDT
 
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TORONTO Oct 6 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index tumbled 500 points shortly after the open on Monday, led by a drop in energy stocks as crude oil prices fell, and Bank of Nova Scotia forecast a recession in Canada.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE fell 501.16 points, or 4.64 percent, to 10,302.19. (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; Editing by Peter Galloway)