CANADA STOCKS-TSX dives nearly 2 percent on economic fears

Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:11pm EST
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TORONTO, March 10 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index retreated for a fourth-straight session on Thursday, chalking up its biggest drop in seven months as it reacted to disappointing economic data from China and a Spanish debt downgrade.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE ended down 246.13 points, or 1.77 percent, at 13,638.58. (Reporting by Claire Sibonney; editing by Peter Galloway)