CANADA STOCKS-TSX erases near 1-pct rise on Japan fears

Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:20am EDT
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TORONTO, March 16 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index turned lower on worries about Japan's nuclear crisis, erasing an earlier rise of nearly 1 percent on a rebound in commodity prices.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE fell as low as 13,501.35 points, swiftly following U.S. stock indexes, then bounced again. It was last up 38.33 points, or 0.28 percent, at 13,585.29.

The International Atomic Energy Agency said Japanese authorities have reported concerns about the condition of spent nuclear fuel pool at Fukushima Daiichi units 3 and 4. [ID:nLDE72E24B] (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; editing by Rob Wilson)