CANADA STOCKS-TSX slides 2 pct as oil falls, banks weigh

Thu Mar 5, 2009 11:26am EST
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TORONTO, March 5 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index slid further on Thursday morning, dropping 2 percent as concerns about the global economic outlook weighed heavily on the energy and financial sectors.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE dropped 170.13 points, or 2.18 percent, to 7,644.62, with all but one of its 10 main sectors lower. (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; Editing by Peter Galloway)