CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens down on sovereign debt fears

Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:35am EDT
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 TORONTO, July 18 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock market
index opened lower on Monday as investors fled riskier assets
on growing debt fears on both sides of the Atlantic, though a
record high for gold helped stem the losses.
 The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
.GSPTSE opened down 3.53 points at 13,296.01, before slightly
extending losses
  ($1=$0.96 Canadian)
 (Reporting by Claire Sibonney; Editing by Jeffrey Hodgson)