October 30, 2009 / 8:12 PM / 8 years ago

CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls as risk appetite dented

 TORONTO, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Toronto’s main stock index fell on Friday as its two big resource-based sectors bore the brunt of the pressure from weaker pricing for gold and oil, while the U.S. dollar rebounded on reduced risk appetite.
 Declines were heavy in Suncor Energy (SU.TO), Barrick Gold (ABX.TO) and other commodity-based issues, which account for more than 40 percent of the index’s weighting.
 The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed 197.50 point lower, or 1.8 percent, at 10,877.72. The main stock index finished the month lower for the first time since February.  (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; editing by Rob Wilson)                                      

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