CANADA STOCKS-TSX drops 1 percent at open on resources

Thu May 5, 2011 9:47am EDT
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 TORONTO, May 5 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index fell
sharply in early dealings on Thursday as plunging commodity
prices put sustained pressure on the resource heavy market.
 The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
dropped 140.44 points, or 1.03 percent, to 13,470.88 shortly
after the open. Nine of the 10 index sectors were lower, led by
declines of more than 1.5 percent in both the oil and gas group
and the materials group.
 (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; editing by Peter Galloway)