February 22, 2011 / 6:21 PM / 8 years ago

CANADA STOCKS-TSX extends fall on turmoil in Libya

 TORONTO, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index
extended its losses on Tuesday, as turmoil in the Middle East
prompted heavy declines across the market.
 Fears of intensifying unrest in Libya, as leader Muammar
Gaddafi refused to step down, helped fuel a flight from riskier
assets across world markets. [ID:nLDE71L1CD] [MKTS/GLOB]
 The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
.GSPTSE was down 150.58 points, or 1.07 percent, to 13,972.53
by early afternoon.
 The energy group was the lone gainer, up 0.73 percent, as
oil prices rose on worries that Middle East unrest could
disrupt crude supplies.
 ($1=$0.99 Canadian)
 (Reporting by Solarina Ho; editing by Rob Wilson)

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