CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens sharply lower after soft U.S. data

Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:38am EDT
 
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TORONTO, April 12 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index
dropped sharply at the open on Friday, weighed down by
heavyweight mining and energy stocks following the release of
unexpectedly soft U.S. retail sales data.
    The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
 was down 107.62 points, or 0.86 percent, at 12,373.75
shortly after the open.