S&P/TSX composite down nearly 200 points, U.S. stock markets also retreat


TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was down nearly 200 points in late-morning trading amid losses in the technology and base metal sectors, while U.S. stock markets also fell.

The S&P/TSX composite index was down 186.44 points at 20,078.93.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 286.06 points at 33,712.98. The S&P 500 index was down 57.06 points at 4,226.68, while the Nasdaq composite was down 267.29 points at 12,698.05.

The Canadian dollar traded for 76.89 cents US compared with 77.35 cents US on Thursday.

The October crude oil contract was up a penny at US$90.12 per barrel and the September natural gas contract was down a penny at US$9.18 per mmBTU.

The December gold contract was down US$9.90 at US$1,761.30 an ounce and the September copper contract was up a penny at US$3.64 a pound.

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



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