CANADA STOCKS-TSX closes below 12,000 as commodities weigh

Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:06pm EDT
 
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TORONTO, March 19 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index finished below the 12,000 mark on Friday as weak commodity prices hit heavily weighted petroleum and metals producers.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed down 85.19 points, or 0.71 percent, at 11,954.82. (Reporting by Claire Sibonney; editing by Rob Wilson)