Toronto stock index turns positive

Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:54am EDT
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TORONTO Oct 17 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index turned positive on Friday morning after dropping 200 points just after the open but the rise was tenuous as the materials sector continued to be a drag.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was up 11.35 points, or 0.12 percent, to 9,281.32. ($1=$1.19 Canadian) (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; Editing by Peter Galloway)