CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls as risk appetite dented

Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:10pm EDT
 
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 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)