CANADA STOCKS-TSX slides at open as commodities drop

Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:37am EDT
 
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 TORONTO, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock market
index sank into the red at the open on Monday, pressured by
weak commodity prices and a big drop in Chinese equities, which
stoked concern about the pace of economic recovery.
 The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was down 112.45
points, or 1.02 percent, at 10,865.52, with nine of its 10 main
groups lower.
 (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; Editing by Jeffrey Hodgson)