CANADA STOCKS-TSX closes sharply lower as commodities dive

Thu May 5, 2011 4:12pm EDT
 
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 TORONTO, May 5 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index
extended this week's rout on Thursday, closing sharply lower as
oil and gold prices plunged as part of a general commodities
retreat.
 The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
.GSPTSE unofficially closed 155.94 points, or 1.15 pct, lower
at 13,455.38.
 ($1=$0.97 Canadian)
 (Reporting by Solarina Ho; editing by Peter Galloway)