CANADA STOCKS-TSX ends down for 3rd day on Japan, Mideast fears

Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:05pm EDT
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TORONTO, March 16 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index reversed a near 1 percent gain in volatile trading on Wednesday, declining for a third straight session as Japan's nuclear crisis and clashes in the Middle East weighed on investor sentiment, despite higher commodity prices.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed down 22.14 points, or 0.16 percent, at 13,524.82. (Reporting by Claire Sibonney; editing by Rob Wilson)