S&P/TSX composite down more than 100 points in late-morning trading


TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index posted a triple-digit decline in late-morning trading, as losses the base metal and energy sectors helped lead the way lower and U.S. stock markets also fell.

The S&P/TSX composite index was down 109.74 points at 20,682.69.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 147.15 points at 32,763.75. The S&P 500 index was down 20.61 points at 4,095.16, while the Nasdaq composite was down 78.00 points at 12,008.27.

The Canadian dollar traded for 79.10 cents US compared with 79.74 cents US on Wednesday.

The July crude contract was down 51 cents at US$121.60 per barrel and the July natural gas contract was down 23 cents at US$8.47 per mmBTU.

The August gold contract was down US$10.90 at US$1,845.60 an ounce and the July copper contract was down nine cents at US$4.37 a pound.

Companies in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X)



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