REFILE-Toronto stocks drop 500 points, led by financials

Thu Oct 9, 2008 4:07pm EDT
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(Refiles to correct dateline to Oct 9)

TORONTO Oct 9 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index was down more than 500 points late in the session on Thursday, giving up earlier gains in a financials-led plunge.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was down 506.58 points, or 5.04 percent, at 9,549.73. (Reporting by Cameron French; Editing by Peter Galloway)