CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens sharply lower; banks, Valeant lead retreat

Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:40am EDT
 
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TORONTO, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index
opened sharply lower on Monday, with the heavily weighted
financial stocks and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International
 leading the retreat.
    The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
 was down 112.33 points, or 0.75 percent at 14,914.44
shortly after the open. 
    All 10 of the index's main groups were in negative
territory. The financial group was down 0.8 percent, while
health care was off 1 percent.

 (Reporting by Solarina Ho Editing by W Simon)