October 19, 2010 / 1:40 PM / 7 years ago

CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls on weak commodities, U.S. earnings

TORONTO, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index was sharply lower in early trade on Tuesday as U.S. corporate results disappointed and commodity prices fell on the back of a stronger greenback after China unexpectedly hiked interest rates.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE opened down 6.99 points, or 0.06 percent, at 12,661.02 and then extended its decline. (Reporting by Claire Sibonney; editing by Peter Galloway)

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