Toronto stocks turn negative as banks slip

Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:25pm EDT
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TORONTO Aug 18 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index retreated into negative territory on Monday as weak financials offset gains in resource shares as worries over more fallout from the credit crunch took hold.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was down 1.79 points at 13,094.91 in the afternoon. (Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Editing by Peter Galloway)