Toronto stock index swings to 200-point fall

Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:21am EDT
 
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TORONTO Oct 16 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE swung 200 points lower in erratic dealings on Thursday morning as jittery investors weighed the risk of recession and clogged credit markets as commodity prices weakened.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE dropped 201.31 points, or 2.16 percent, to 9,122.54. ($1=$1.19 Canadian) (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; Editing by Peter Galloway)