TORONTO — North American markets rebounded on Tuesday, a day after plunging Chinese stocks triggered a worldwide sell-off. Here are some key numbers:
TORONTO STOCKS: The Toronto Stock Exchange posted triple-digit gains in early trading, up 309.91 points, or 2.4 per cent, from Monday's close. The TSX fell by as much as 5.7 per cent Monday before staging a small rally to close down 3.12 per cent at 13,052.74.
NEW YORK STOCKS: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 2.1 per cent in early trading, after losing 3.57 per cent of its value on Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index climbed more than two per cent, after ending down 3.94 per cent Monday.
ASIAN MARKETS: China's Shanghai market dropped another 7.6 per cent and Japan's Nikkei 225 dropped nearly four per cent before they closed Tuesday's trading session. That followed losses the day before of 8.5 per cent and 4.6 per cent, respectively.
EUROPEAN MARKETS: Germany's DAX rose 4.8 per cent, the CAC-40 in France rose 4.18 per cent and Britain's FTSE 100 rose 2.87 per cent. All three markets ended Monday in the red.
CANADIAN DOLLAR: Canada's dollar wavered between gains and losses, at one point down one-hundredth of a cent at 75.4 cents U.S.
OIL: The October crude contract was up 92 cents at US$39.16 a barrel.
OTHER COMMODITIES: The October natural gas contract rose two cents to US$2.67, while the December gold contract was down $16 at US$1,137.60.
The Canadian Press