CANADA STOCKS-TSX extends slide on weak oils, financials

Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:03pm EST
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TORONTO Feb 20 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index fell 3 percent on Friday afternoon as the heavily weighted energy and financials groups tumbled on falling oil prices and worries over the U.S. banking sector.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was down 245.78 points, or 3.0 percent, at 7,939.57, with nine of its 10 main groups lower. (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; editing by Rob Wilson)