CANADA STOCKS-TSX dives as economic and euro zone fears rise

Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:40am EDT
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 TORONTO, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock market
index tumbled in opening trade on Thursday on mounting worries
about the sluggishness of the global economy and on fears that
Europe's debt crisis might spread to the U.S. banking sector.
  The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
.GSPTSE opened down 34.50 points, or 0.27 percent, at
12,545.11, before extending losses to more than 2 percent.
 (Reporting by Claire Sibonney; editing by Peter Galloway)