CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens sharply lower as bank shares skid

Tue Nov 3, 2009 9:36am EST
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 TORONTO, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index
tumbled at the open on Tuesday as Royal Bank of Canada RY.TO
and other banks were unloaded due to concerns about the
European banking sector.
 The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE fell 103.52 points,
or 0.95 percent, to 10,774.83 at the open.
 (Reporting by Frank Pingue; editing by Peter Galloway)