Toronto stock index falls 200 pts, financials sag

Thu Oct 9, 2008 3:01pm EDT
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TORONTO Oct 9 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index fell 200 points by Thursday afternoon as the financial sector succumbed to unrelenting fears over the global credit crisis.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was down 200.51 points, or 1.99 percent, at 9,855.80. (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; editing by Rob Wilson)