Toronto stock index down 2.4 pct as oils sag

Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:38am EDT
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TORONTO Oct 22 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index fell at the open on Wednesday as the price of oil eased to near 16-month lows and put pressure on energy issues.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE fell 234.09 points, or 2.39 percent, to 9,561.71, with all but one of its 10 main groups lower.

($1=$1.25 Canadian) (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; Editing by Peter Galloway)